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.
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The numerical value of Greed in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Greed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Greed and ego are too often the downfall of mankind
To greed, all nature is insufficient. - Hercules Oetaeus
You can satiate a Man's hunger but never his greed!
It is greed that makes us human as it could be for good or bad.”
When we let our Greed become our Need, we can never be happy indeed!
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Translations for Greed
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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