From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
Avarice \Av"a*rice\ ([a^]v"[.a]*r[i^]s), noun [F. avaritia, fr. avarus avaricious, prob. fr. av[=e]re to covet, fr. a root av to satiate one's self: cf. Gr. 'a'menai, 'a^sai, to satiate, Skr. av to satiate one's self, rejoice, protect.]
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
68 Moby Thesaurus words for "avarice": acedia, acquisitiveness, anger, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, cheapness, closefistedness, closeness, covetousness, craving, cupidity, deadly sin, desire, envy, frenzy of desire, frugality, fury of desire, gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, gula, hardfistedness, hoarding, hoggishness, illiberality, incontinence, inordinate desire, insatiability, insatiable desire, intemperateness, invidia, ira, itching palm, lust, luxuria, meanness, miserliness, nearness, niggardliness, overgreediness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, penny-pinching, penuriousness, piggishness, pride, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, selfishness, sloth, sordidness, stinginess, superbia, swinishness, thrift, tight purse strings, tightfistedness, tightness, ungenerosity, voraciousness, voracity, wolfishness, wrath
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