Avarice - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈævərɪs|  American pronunciation of the word avarice
Brit.  |ˈav(ə)rɪs|  British pronunciation of the word avarice

noun

- reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) (syn: avaritia, covetousness, greed, rapacity)
- extreme greed for material wealth (syn: avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity)

Examples

The corporate world is plagued by avarice and a thirst for power.

He was driven by avarice.

...an insatiate avarice that impels him to work incessantly for a fortune that he will never have time to enjoy...

He was the superlative degree of avarice.

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