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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin avaritia, from avarus 'avaricious', from avere 'to want to have'

avarice

noun
     
av‧a‧rice [uncountable]
formal a desire to have a lot of money that is considered to be too strong [= greed]
avaricious adjective
avariciously adverb

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