Definitions for greed
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excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritianoun
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.
Greed (or avarice) is an uncontrolled longing for increase in the acquisition or use of material gain (be it food, money, land, or animate/inanimate possessions); or social value, such as status, or power. Greed has been identified as undesirable throughout known human history because it creates behavior-conflict between personal and social goals.
Greed is an excessive or extreme desire for something, often more than one's fair share, typically referring to wealth, power, food, or possessions. It is often associated with a disregard for the rights or needs of others.
an eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain
Etymology: [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
To greed, all nature is insufficient.
The greed of the billionaire class, the greed of Wall street is destroying this economy.
’ Gun manufacturer greed ’ does n’t fuel gun crime any more than ‘ motor vehicle company greed ’ fuels DUI crashes and fatalities, people who do n’t feel safe are n’t free. And Americans are starting to realize that their freedoms are at stake because their freedom to shop in their neighborhood and walk their child to school safety and so many of those things are being hampered by out of control violent crime.
I have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo your time has come -- and gone. It's time for change in America.
This sacrifice is symbolic of the character of human beings - greed, laziness, stupidity and anger, the main goal is (to) balance the macro world of nature and the micro world within each human.
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- جشع, طمعArabic
- avarícia, cobdíciaCatalan, Valencian
- Raffsucht, Raffgier, Gier, Habgier, HabsuchtGerman
- codicia, glotonería, avaricia, gulaSpanish
- sanntachd, sanntScottish Gaelic
- kapzsiság, mohóságHungarian
- ingordigia, aviditàItalian
- 貪欲, 欲, 貪Japanese
- gulzigheid, hebzuchtDutch
- cobiça, ganância, avarezaPortuguese
- avariție, aviditate, lăcomieRomanian
- жадность, алчностьRussian
- škrtost, požuda, halapljivost, srebroljublje, grabežljivost, gramžljivost, pohlepaSerbo-Croatian
- لالچ, طمعUrdu
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