avarice definition

  • noun:
    • Immoderate desire to have wealth; cupidity.
    • Excessive or inordinate need of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
    • Inordinate wish to have some expected great.
    • An excessive or inordinate need of gain; greediness for wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
    • An inordinate desire to have some expected great.
    • An inordinate desire of gaining and possessing wealth; covetousness; cupidity; greediness, or insatiable desire of gain.
    • Synonyms Avarice, Covetousness, Cupidity, penuriousness, closeness, miserliness, all denote bad qualities, corruptions of this natural impulse of control. Avarice, actually greediness, a powerful aspire to get objects of price, is becoming restricted, except in figurative uses, to be able to show just a sordid and mastering need to get wide range. Covetousness and cupidity are not limited to wide range, but could have for their object whatever may be desired, cupidity being directed particularly toward material things. Covetousness longs to obtain what belongs to some other; thus the prohibition within the tenth commandment (Ex. xx. 17). Cupidity is more active compared to other individuals, less groveling, and much more willing to snatch from other people whatever covetousness may wish for without looking to get. See penurious.
    • reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the dangerous sins)
    • severe greed for material wealth
    • Immoderate desire to have wide range; cupidity.
    • exorbitant or inordinate need of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
    • Inordinate desire for some supposed good.
    • An excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness for wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
    • An inordinate wish to have some supposed good.
    • An inordinate need of gaining and possessing wide range; covetousness; cupidity; greediness, or insatiable desire of gain.
    • Synonyms Avarice, Covetousness, Cupidity, penuriousness, nearness, miserliness, all denote bad attributes, corruptions regarding the all-natural instinct of possession. Avarice, actually greediness, a stronger aspire to get items of value, is becoming restricted, except in figurative utilizes, to be able to express only a sordid and perfecting want to get wide range. Covetousness and cupidity aren't restricted to wide range, but may have with their item anything that are desired, cupidity being directed especially toward content things. Covetousness longs to own what belongs to another; therefore the prohibition into the tenth commandment (Ex. xx. 17). Cupidity is much more active than the other individuals, less groveling, plus prepared snatch from others what covetousness may wish for without hoping to get. See penurious.
    • reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable wish to have wealth (personified as one of the lethal sins)
    • severe greed for material wealth

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