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Meaning of GREED

Pronunciation:  greed

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  1. [n]  reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  2. [n]  excessive desire to acquire or possess more (esp material wealth) than one needs or deserves

GREED is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: avarice, avaritia, covetousness, rapacity
 See Also: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity, deadly sin, desire, mortal sin, possessiveness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Greed\, n. [Akin to Goth. gr?dus hunger, Icel.
gr[=a][eth]r. [root]34. See {Greedy.}]
An eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain.

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