greed definition

  • noun:
    • An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth: "Many . . . attach to competition the stigma of selfish greed” ( Henry Fawcett).
    • A selfish or excessive desire to have significantly more than is necessary or deserved, specifically of cash, wide range, food, or any other possessions.
    • An eager desire or longing; greediness.
    • An excessively eager aspire to have one thing, specifically wealth; avaricious need; specifically, coarse and intense avarice.
    • A greedy individual.
    • Synonyms Greediness, Greed; eagerness, avidity. Greediness is employed both virtually or figuratively, as greediness for meals, greediness for favors, applause, understanding; greed has lost its literal good sense, and it is hardly ever utilized excluding avarice as well as in such expressions as greed of gain, greed of wealth, greed of gold.
    • A pondweed (Potamogeton in several types): generally in plural.
    • plural Straw familiar with make manure in a farm-yard.
    • excessive want to get or possess even more (especially more product wealth) than you need or deserves
    • reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable wish to have wide range (personified among the dangerous sins)
  • others:
    • To cry; cry out; telephone call.

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