- The definition of greed is an intense desire to accumulate large amounts of something, such as food or money, especially if you try to acquire more than you need or more than your fair share.
An example of greed is when you are obsessed with getting more and more money.
The desire to accumulate vast amounts of money is greed.
Origin of greedback-formation ; from greedy
Origin of greedBack-formation from greedy.
(countable and uncountable, plural greeds)
- A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.
- His greed was his undoing.
- What drove them was their ambition, their greed for power.
Back-formation from greedy.
Variant of gree
Origin of greeMiddle English gre ; from Old French gre, gred ; from Classical Latin gratum, neuter of gratus: see grace
do greeor make gree