Definition of Greediness

1. Noun. An excessive desire for food.

Exact synonyms: Hoggishness, Piggishness
Generic synonyms: Gluttony
Derivative terms: Greedy, Hoggish, Piggish



2. Noun. An excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts). "The greediness of lawyers"
Exact synonyms: Rapaciousness, Voraciousness
Generic synonyms: Selfishness
Derivative terms: Greedy, Voracious

Definition of Greediness

1. n. The quality of being greedy; vehement and selfish desire.

Definition of Greediness

1. Noun. The state of being greedy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greediness

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Medical Definition of Greediness

1. The quality of being greedy; vehement and selfish desire. "Fox in stealth, wolf in greediness." (Shak) Synonym: Ravenousness, voracity, eagerness, avidity. Origin: AS gr?dignes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Greediness

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1. Boyhood: A Plea for Continuity in Education by Ennis Richmond (1898)
"For instance, Mr. Lyttelton says, in speaking of greediness, ... greediness is never learnt at school, though both gluttony and greediness may be practised. ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... muchness, grandeur, generosity, importance, etc. greed, n. desire, greediness, cupidity, avidity; spec, ..."

3. The history of America by William Robertson (1822)
"During the siege of Mexico, though the Mexicans devoured witli greediness the Spaniards and ... greediness ..."

4. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"The greediness of these people was boundless; they believed that all benefices and offices existed for them alone.ยง With a truly mercantile spirit they ..."

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