What does Greed mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greed(noun)

    excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves

  2. avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia(noun)

    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Wiktionary

  1. greed(Noun)

    A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greed(noun)

    an eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain

  2. Origin: [Akin to Goth. grdus hunger, Icel. grr. 34. See Greedy.]

Freebase

  1. Greed

    Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort. It is applied to a markedly high desire for and pursuit of wealth, status, and power. As a secular psychological concept, greed is, similarly, an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs. It is typically used to criticize those who seek excessive material wealth, although it may apply to the need to feel more excessively moral, social, or otherwise better than someone else.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greed in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    To greed, all nature is insufficient. - Hercules Oetaeus

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    The greed of the billionaire class, the greed of Wall street is destroying this economy.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.

  4. William Jefferson Clinton:

    I have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo your time has come -- and gone. It's time for change in America.

  5. Lao Tzu:

    There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed.

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