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. Emmanuel Nahshon:

    What happened (in Zurich) proves that the nuclear deal ... created an unbridled incentive to pour billions of dollars into Iran without it being required to changes its policy of terror and belligerence, greed begets attempts to grovel before the Iranian regime, with attendant loss of basic sense and self-respect.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    This week marks a victory for patients with LEMS and American taxpayers, and a blow to the greed of Big Pharma, suffering patients used to receive life-saving medication for free from Jacobus Pharmaceuticals -- until a competitor, Catalyst, bought the rights to the drug, received market exclusivity, and started charging $ 375,000 a year to those in desperate need.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We have to acknowledge in all quarters of leadership that the plagues of violent extremism, greed, lust for power and sectarian exploitation often find their nourishment where governments are fragile and leaders are incompetent or dishonest.

  4. Jesper Koll:

    Japanese will tolerate a lot of things, but they will not tolerate greed and self-enrichment.

  5. RVM:

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

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