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Meaning of GREED

Pronunciation:  greed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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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 Related Terms: acedia, acquisitiveness, anger, autism, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, careerism, covetousness, crapulence, crapulency, craving, cupidity, deadly sin, edacity, ego trip, egotism, envy, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttonousness, gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greediness, gula, gulosity, hoggishness, hyperphagia, incontinence, individualism, inordinate desire, insatiability, insatiable desire, intemperance, intemperateness, interest, invidia, ira, itching palm, lust, luxuria, meanness, miserliness, narcissism, niggardliness, omnivorousness, overeating, overgreediness, overindulgence, parsimony, penny-pinching, penuriousness, personal aims, personal ambition, personal desires, personalism, piggishness, polyphagia, possessiveness, pride, privatism, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, remoteness, self-absorption, self-admiration, self-advancement, self-centeredness, self-consideration, self-containment, self-devotion, self-esteem, self-indulgence, self-interest, self-interestedness, selfishness, selfism, self-jealousy, self-occupation, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-solicitude, self-sufficiency, sloth, sordidness, stinginess, superbia, swinish gluttony, swinishness, voraciousness, voracity, wolfishness, wrath, yearning
 

 

 

 

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