The desire to accumulate vast amounts of money is greed.
An example of greed is when you are obsessed with getting more and more money.
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.