Avarice vs Misery - What's the difference?

avarice | misery |


As nouns the difference between avarice and misery

is that avarice is excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity while misery is great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.

avarice

English

Noun

(-)
  • Excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
  • Inordinate desire for some supposed good.
  • Synonyms

    * avariciousness * See also

    Anagrams

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    misery

    English

    Noun

    (miseries)
  • Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
  • Ever since his wife left him you can see the misery on his face .
  • Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
  • (Extreme) poverty.
  • Greed; avarice.
  • Synonyms

    * see

    Derived terms

    * put out of one's misery