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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin avāritia, from avārus (greedy).

PronunciationEdit

  • (non-merged vowel) IPA(key): /ˈævəɹɪs/
  • (merged vowel) IPA(key): /ˈævəɹəs/, /ˈævɹəs/[1]
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NounEdit

avarice (usually uncountable, plural avarices)

  1. Excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greed for wealth
    Synonyms: covetousness, cupidity
  2. Inordinate desire for some supposed good.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ avarice” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin avaritia.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

avarice f (plural avarices)

  1. greed; avarice

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin avaritia.

NounEdit

avarice f (oblique plural avarices, nominative singular avarice, nominative plural avarices)

  1. greed; avarice