Extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin avaritia, from avarus ‘greedy’.
Being greedy just isn’t nice
So let me give you some free advice
Share with others. That’s doing good.
And avoid developing rude avarice.
The stack of money illustrating the word today is not large. Avarice does not require greed of large proportions, though the infamous “one percent” stand out from the crowd. It is possible to be selfish with just a few dollars in the pocket. Give of your work, your time, yourself if giving money isn’t an option.