Translation for 'avarice' from English to Italian
NOUN   avarice | -
SYNO avarice | avariciousness | avaritia | ...
avarizia {f}avarice
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Translation for 'avarice' from English to Italian

avarizia {f}
Usage Examples English
  • is a short story with supernatural elements by Alexander Pushkin about human avarice.
  • He was elected Palatine of Hungary in 1519 but the opposition of the nobility, which accused him of avarice and licentiousness, resulted in his being temporarily deposed in 1523 and 1525.
  • Marlowe, however, focused exclusively on the negative aspects of Gaveston's biography, portraying him – according to Hamilton – as "a sycophantic homosexual with a marked tendency towards avarice, nepotism, and especially overweening pride".
  • Two meanings for the name "Gehazi" have been suggested: "valley of vision" or "valley of avarice".
  • The poet, content with his own moderate fortune, inveighs against the blindness of avarice – for the same end awaits all men.

  • "Straight Shooting" is part autobiography and partly a statement of Silber's concern that the United States has experienced a decline in moral and spiritual values traceable to excessive avarice and materialism.
  • In the words of Henry Edward, avarice "plunges a man deep into the mire of this world, so that he makes it to be his god".
  • A portrait of human greed and avarice, the film depicts the impacts of people's drive toward acquisition and consumption on the natural environment.
  • He gave apocalyptic sermons in which he condemned luxury and avarice, warned of the day of judgement and the torments of hell, and spoke of the possibilities of salvation.
  • Reverend Leon Lonnie Love (David Alan Grier): A local fire-and-brimstone preacher whose brand of religion doesn't seem to frown upon avarice, lying, cheating, stealing, and philandering—even with his own cousin Pam.

  • The Christian condemnation relates to avarice and greed rather than money itself.
  • Pope Adrian V’s representation of avarice reflects the zealous ambition for earthly power and goods.
  • But there is a hidden twist to this exhibit: There is no Chien Swee-Teng or poem – the collective invented the writer and his poem about avarice.
  • Warhol's work for Mercedes-Benz and his similar commissions for Perrier have been criticized as "undistinguished glitz", with critics lamenting Warhol's "passionate avarice", accusing him of crossing the line into advertisements for their subjects.
  • Alexander Nisbet says of this nobleman that "he imitated the extraordinary loyalty of his ancestors; none of them having ever been guilty of treason or rebellion, nor addicted or avarice, nor found with lands of the Church in their possession".

  • Most authorities are agreed as to his avarice and incompetence, [...] but the biographer Plutarch describes him as a friendly, honest and generous man.
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