avarice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

avarice (usually uncountable, plural avarices)

  1. Excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
  2. Inordinate desire for some supposed good.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ avarice” in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–, retrieved 29 April 2017.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin avaritia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

avarice f (plural avarices)

  1. greed; avarice

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin avaritia.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. greed; avarice