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. Omar Suleimanof Irving:

    We pray for peace, not war. Love, not hate. Benevolence, not greed.Unity, not division, and, we commit ourselves to not betraying our prayers with actions that contradict them.

  2. Émile Durkheim:

    From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    Do I consider myself part of the casino capitalist process by which so few have so much and so many have so little, by which Wall Street’s greed and recklessness wrecked this economy? No, I don’t.

  4. Darren Huston:

    If we all use our right to vote, we can make greed fine again.

  5. Susan LaTourette:

    I think Washington corrupts people, he was a wonderful husband and father. The best I ever saw, until he went there. I told him I was trying to get him out of the dark side — all that power and greed and people kissing up to them all the time. Now he’s one of them. All they care about is getting reelected. I hate them all.

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