greed

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noun \ˈgrēd\

Definition of greed

  1. :  a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (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

Origin and Etymology of greed

back-formation from greedy


First Known Use: 1609


GREED Defined for English Language Learners

greed

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noun \ˈgrēd\

Definition of greed for English Language Learners

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


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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