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Definition of avarice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

avarice

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈævərɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈævərɪs//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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extreme desire for wealth synonym greed Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, from Latin avaritia, from avarus ‘greedy’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: avarice