Pronunciation Noun


  1. A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.
    Synonyms: avarice, covetousness, greediness, rapacity, gluttony, Thesaurus:greed
    His greed was his undoing.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 564:
      […] But when I had bestridden the plank, quoth I to myself, "Thou deserveth all that betideth thee. All this is decreed to me of Allah (whose name be exalted!), to turn me from my greed of gain, whence ariseth all that I endure, for I have wealth galore."
Translations Verb

greed (greeds, present participle greeding; past and past participle greeded)

  1. To desire in a greedy manner, or to act on such a desire.

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