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greed

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noun \ˈgrēd\

Simple Definition of greed

  • : a selfish desire to have more of something (especially money)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of greed

  1. :  a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (as money) than is needed

Examples of greed in a sentence

  1. He was a ruthless businessman, motivated by naked ambition and greed.

  2. <don't let greed for riches control you>



Origin and Etymology of greed

back-formation from greedy


First Known Use: 1609


GREED Defined for Kids

greed

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noun \ˈgrēd\

Definition of greed for Students

  1. :  selfish desire for more than is needed





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