Definition of Greed

1. Noun. Excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves.

Generic synonyms: Desire
Specialized synonyms: Avarice, Avariciousness, Covetousness, Cupidity, Possessiveness, Acquisitiveness
Derivative terms: Greedy



2. Noun. Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins).
Exact synonyms: Avarice, Avaritia, Covetousness, Rapacity
Generic synonyms: Deadly Sin, Mortal Sin
Derivative terms: Avaricious, Covetous, Greedy, Rapacious

Definition of Greed

1. n. An eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain.

Definition of Greed

1. Noun. A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greed

1. excessive desire for gain or wealth [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greed

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greco-roman
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greebles
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greeces
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greed (current term)
greedfest
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greedoid
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Literary usage of Greed

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1. Problems of Child Welfare by George Benjamin Mangold (1914)
"In some regions, for example, poverty is a powerful compelling force; in another, low ideals among parents; in a third, the greed of employers. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"ALL FOR greed. Mademoiselle Felicie! no, no! I really could have done without her 1 " And that was the ... And so the cause of sin was not love, but greed. ..."

3. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1907)
"CHILD-SLAVERY: DEMOCRACY'S PRESENT BATTLE WITH THE MOLOCH OF greed. ... Already Ehe greed-governed interests are working, mole-like but actively, ..."

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