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. J. Ezra Merkin:

    As long as investors remain human, and thus subject to greed, fear, pressure, doubt, and the entire range of human emotions, there will be money to be made by those who steel themselves to overcome emotion.

  2. Jamela Dunbar:

    If all men are born equal. Why change the subject matter? Are slave humans, or humans slaves? When did we know that humans are slaves? When did man decide to call humans slaves? Man and woman. Created, as man and woman. Not slaves. The slave was never man and woman's name at birth. Why should any human? Be called. A slave by another human like himself. Why, because of his own selfish reasons, greed, and corruption, or fame? Man is not a slave. All men are human without a question. And no human should. Thus be a slave. By its own kind. It is an abomination to the human creation. If a man is called a slave. The man that said this word is a slave to himself. He is shooting himself down. With no respect for his humanness as a man. For a man cannot call another human like himself. A slave, to himself. It is an abomination to our spirituality. Humanness, and our creator by far. Humans are not slaves. All humans are born equal. And if any man calls a human a slave. He is calling himself a slave too. Because he himself is human.”

  3. RVM:

    Let your Creed be to do a Good Deed. When your Focus is on your Need instead of your Greed, you will succeed.

  4. Bidensaid Pete:

    Tonight, I want to open the door to Amys supporters, to Petes supporters, i know there are political differences, but I also know that virtually all of Amys supporters and Petes supporters understand that weve got to move toward a government that believes in justice, not greed.

  5. Charles Horton Cooley:

    It is partly to avoid consciousness of greed that we prefer to associate with those who are at least as greedy as we ourselves. Those who consume much less are a reproach.

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