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Noun: avarice  a-vu-ris
  1. Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    - greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia
  2. Extreme greed for material wealth
    - avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity, graspingness

Derived forms: avarices

Type of: deadly sin, greed, mortal sin

Encyclopedia: Avarice