Greed meaning

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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.

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An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth.
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Excessive desire for getting or having, esp. wealth; desire for more than one needs or deserves; avarice; cupidity.
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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.

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Origin of greed

  • Back-formation from greedy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from greedy.

    From Wiktionary