A Word A Day : avarice

Friday, 4th July 2008 : Today's Word is ...

avarice :

Definition :

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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