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Excessive greed. Characters marked by avarice know no limit to levels of lavish accesories. Syn: Cupidity.
Rampant avarice existed in the Enron management network.
by Wheeler September 16, 2005
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Greed/Avarice (Latin, cupiditia/avaritia) Greed is, like Lust and Gluttony, a sin of excess. However, Greed particularly applies to the acquisition of wealth.

Avarice is the term that can describe all forms of sinful behaviour. These include
-disloyalty,
-deliberate betrayal, or
-treason, especially for personal gain, as when someone lets themselves be bribed.
-Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects,
-theft and robbery, especially by violence,
-trickery, or
-manipulation of authority are all actions that are inspired by greed. Such misdeeds include Simony, where the sinner feels the urge to make money by selling things within the confines of the church.
"When did avarice behavior become acceptable? The Bush Administration fits this description to the tee!"
by DW Coon April 12, 2007
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Avarice is reprehensible acquisitiveness, excessive and insatiable desire to acquire or possess more wealth, riches or material gain than one needs or deserves. In other words, avarice is the highest level of greed or greediness. -Emeasoba George
Avarice is synonymous with Greediness.
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Greed/Avarice (Latin, cupiditia/avaritia) Greed is, like Lust and Gluttony, a sin of excess. However, Greed particularly applies to the acquisition of wealth.

Avarice is the term that can describe all forms of sinful behaviour. These include
-disloyalty,
-deliberate betrayal, or
-treason, especially for personal gain, as when someone lets themselves be bribed.
-Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects,
-theft and robbery, especially by violence,
-trickery, or
-manipulation of authority are all actions that are inspired by greed. Such misdeeds include Simony, where the sinner feels the urge to make money by selling things within the confines of the church.
"When did avarice behavior become acceptable? The Bush Administration fits this description to the tee!"
by DW Coon March 30, 2007
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