greed

noun \ ˈgrēd \

Definition of greed

:a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (such as money) than is needed
  • motivated by naked ambition and greed

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

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Origin and Etymology of greed

back-formation from greedy


GREED Defined for English Language Learners

greed

noun

Definition of greed for English Language Learners

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


GREED Defined for Kids

greed

noun \ ˈgrēd \

Definition of greed for Students

:selfish desire for more than is needed


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