Avarices

avarice

[av-er-is]
noun
insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin avāritia, equivalent to avār(us) greedy + -itia -ice


cupidity.
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avarice (ˈævərɪs)
 
n
extreme greed for riches; cupidity
 
[C13: from Old French, from Latin avaritia, from avārus covetous, from avēre to crave]
 
ava'ricious
 
adj
 
ava'riciously
 
adv
 
ava'riciousness
 
n

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avarice
c.1300, from O.Fr. avarice (12c.), from L. avaritia "greed," from avarus "greedy," adj. form of avere "crave, long for."
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