Know Your Next Word : avarice

5. avarice :

noun :

greed, excessive love of riches

usage :

• The rich man's avarice was annoying to everyone who wanted to lay hands on some of his money.

Avarice is the opposite of generosity or philanthropy.

• To be avaricious is to love wealth above all else and not to share it with other people.

• All are taught an avarice of praise.

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