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Definition of Avarice

Avarice

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

Avarice Quotations

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Dante Alighieri

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
Petrarch

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
Walter Savage Landor

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
Cyril Connolly

Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.
Charles Caleb Colton
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Avarice Translations

avarice in German is Habsucht, Habgier
avarice in Latin is avaritia, concupiscentia, cupiditas
avarice in Norwegian is gjerrighet, griskhet
avarice in Swedish is girighet
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