Definitions of avarice

  1. An inordinate desire for some supposed good. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. An insatiable desire for wealth; covetousness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Eager desire for wealth: covetousness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Excessive love of gain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. An inordinate desire of gain; covetousness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. An unbounded desire of getting and possessing wealth; greediness; covetousness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for avarice

  1. For the time the look of avarice in his features gave them a wondrously Jewish cast. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  2. It is thought a great stretch of charity if he is kind to the atheist, the materialist, the infidel; and to take in the tempted child of nature, the drunkard, the victim of lust, avarice is extreme good- will, benevolence amounting to saintliness. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham