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AVARICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does avarice mean? 

AVARICE (noun)
  The noun AVARICE has 2 senses:

1. reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
2. extreme greed for material wealth

  Familiarity information: AVARICE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AVARICE (noun)


Sense 1avarice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

avarice; avaritia; greed; rapacity; covetousness

Hypernyms ("avarice" is a kind of...):

deadly sin; mortal sin (an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace)


Sense 2avarice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extreme greed for material wealth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

avariciousness; cupidity; avarice; covetousness

Hypernyms ("avarice" is a kind of...):

greed (excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves)


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