excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia(noun)
reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.
an eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain
Origin: [Akin to Goth. grdus hunger, Icel. grr. 34. See Greedy.]
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.
The numerical value of Greed in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Greed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To greed, all nature is insufficient. - Hercules Oetaeus
The greed of the billionaire class, the greed of Wall street is destroying this economy.
Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
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.
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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Translations for Greed
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- طمع, جشعArabic
- avarícia, cobdíciaCatalan, Valencian
- Habsucht, Habgier, Raffsucht, Gier, RaffgierGerman
- gula, glotonería, codicia, avariciaSpanish
- sannt, sanntachdScottish Gaelic
- kapzsiság, mohóságHungarian
- ingordigia, aviditàItalian
- 貪欲, 貪, 欲Japanese
- hebzucht, gulzigheidDutch
- avareza, ganância, cobiçaPortuguese
- aviditate, lăcomie, avarițieRomanian
- алчность, жадностьRussian
- škrtost, požuda, grabežljivost, pohlepa, gramžljivost, halapljivost, srebroljubljeSerbo-Croatian
- طمع, لالچUrdu
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