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"avarice" in British English

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avaricenoun [U]

uk   /ˈæv.ər.ɪs/  us   /-ɚ-/ formal
avaricious
adjective uk   us   /ˌæv.əˈrɪʃ.əs/
avariciously
adverb uk   us   /ˌæv.əˈrɪʃ.əs.li/
(Definition of avarice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"avarice" in American English

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avaricenoun [U]

 us   /ˈæv·ər·əs/
an ​extremelystrongdesire to ​obtain or ​keepwealth
avaricious
adjective  us   /ˌæv·əˈrɪʃ·əs/
avaricious ​landspeculators
(Definition of avarice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “avarice”
in Spanish avaricia…
in Vietnamese tính hám lợi…
in Malaysian tamak…
in Thai ความโลภ…
in French avarice…
in German der Geiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贪得无厌, 贪婪…
in Turkish para hırsı, servet/ün/şan/şöhret tutkusu, hırsı…
in Russian алчность…
in Indonesian ketamakan, keserakahan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貪得無厭, 貪婪…
in Polish skąpstwo…
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