Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves
To the cruelty and avarice of Charles he opposed a generous humanity.
The egoism of the upper classes held military duty in contempt, while their avarice depopulated the countryside, whence the legions had drawn their recruits.
It was an incredibly rapid evolution, driven by avarice, compulsion, globalization, and changing societal values!
Avarice, luxury and the glaring inequality in the distribution of wealth, threatened to bring about the speedy fall of the state if no cure could be found.
She was notorious for her profligacy, avarice and ambition, and exercised a complete ascendancy over her weak-minded husband, with the help of his all-powerful freedmen.