Definition of greed
: a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (as money) than is needed
Examples of greed in a sentence
He was a ruthless businessman, motivated by naked ambition and greed.
<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
Definition of greed for English Language Learners
: a selfish desire to have more of something (especially money)
GREED Defined for Kids
Definition of greed for Students
: selfish desire for more than is needed
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