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synonyms for avarice

  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • frugality
  • greediness
  • miserliness
  • parsimony
  • penuriousness
  • rapacity
  • stinginess
  • thrift
  • close-fistedness
  • grabbiness
  • penny-pinching

antonyms for avarice

MOST RELEVANT
  • generosity
  • philanthropy
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How to use avarice in a sentence

He urged everyone to turn this avarice against invaders with advice like “Instead of dressing your yard with herbicides, you might want to consider balsamic vinaigrette.”
WELCOME TO INVASIVORISM, THE BOLDEST SOLUTION TO ETHICAL EATING YETMATT HONGOLTZ-HETLINGDECEMBER 7, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Greater mischiefs happen often from folly, meanness, and vanity than from the greater sins of avarice and ambition.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
His avarice was disgusting beyond words, and with avarice went a tendency to underhand dealing, harshness, and malice.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Thus age and avarice can always over-leap barriers which, to the young and romantic, are insurmountable.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
When anger, avarice, and concupiscence convulse the peace of thy soul, look up to this star and call on Mary.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
Then go, miserable wretch,” said the trooper, relinquishing his grasp; “either avarice or delusion has led a noble heart astray!
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
The sums she named so lightly represented wealth beyond the dreams of avarice.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
His parsimony went to the extreme of meanness; his avarice was insatiable and restless.
THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
He who pulls down the former will win wealth beyond the dreams of avarice; but if he touches the latter he will eliminate mankind.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
They did not make wars on slight pretences, or for avarice, but to repress attacks, or remedy injustice.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
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WORDS RELATED TO AVARICE

  • avarice
  • avariciousness
  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • greediness
  • possessiveness
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