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

    Etymology: [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

Examples of greed in a Sentence

  1. Pope Francis:

    An unfettered pursuit of money rules. The service of the common good is left behind, once capital becomes an idol and guides people's decisions, once greed for money presides over the entire socioeconomic system, it ruins society, it condemns and enslaves men and women, it destroys human fraternity.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person’s mind full of greed grows only weed and that too with a high speed even if the brainy people sow their creativity seed into his/her materialistic head.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Anything is possible, today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers their neighbors defeated Amazon's corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.

  4. The Sanders ':

    We believe health care is a human right for all people, we are going to take on the greed of the insurance companies and the drug companies and we are going to pass a Medicare for All single-payer program.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is telling only those things that the people are willing to hear for fulfilling their greed is not motivating but misleading them to satiate solely own selfish need.

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