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avarice

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishavariceav‧a‧rice /ˈævərɪs/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 formalGREEDY a desire to have a lot of money that is considered to be too strong syn greedavaricious /ˌævəˈrɪʃəs/ adjectiveavariciously adverb
Examples from the Corpus
avariceConsuming the fruits of the Earth unrestrained, we become consumed ourselves by avarice and greed.I interpreted his secrecy as emotional avarice.But it is also a saga of human avarice and the abuse of power.In Emor he had been rich beyond the dreams of avarice.As a result of the man's refreshing lack of avarice, a replica of the pub had to be built.Imperceptibly at first, the avarice for which their caste is famous began to shine through like copper beneath worn silver-plating.
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