Definitions

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  • noun A reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins); avarice; greed.

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  • noun reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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Examples

  • It must not, however, be confounded with greed, which is the most immediate meaning of the Latin word avaritia.

    On Human Nature

  • Amys Welt » Blog Archive » Root cause for the economic crisis: avaritia says:

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  • Dietae salutis: avaritia est amor immoderatus pecuniae vel acquirendae, vel retinendae.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quem infirmum libido solicitat, aut avaritia, aut honores? nemini invidet, neminem miratur, neminem despicit, sermone maligno non alitur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ad utile sanitas refertur; utilium est ambitio, cupido desiderium potius quam amor excessus avaritia.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Non satis aestimare, an melior parens natura homini, an tristior noverca fuerit: Nulli fragilior vita, pavor, confusio, rabies major, uni animantium ambitio data, luctus, avaritia, uni superstitio.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • 'Tis proper to man alone, uni superbia, avaritia, superstitio, saith Plin. lib.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nihil facilius opes evertet, quam avaritia et fraude parta.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Superbia major quam opulenti rustici, invidia quam luis venerae inimicitia nocentior melancholia, avaritia in immensum profunda.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nam quocunque modo causa procedat, hoc semper agitur, ut loculi impleantur, etsi avaritia nequit satiari.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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