noun Etymology: back-formation from greedy Date: 1609 a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (as money) than is needed

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  • greed — c.1600, a back formation from GREEDY (Cf. greedy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • greed — *cupidity, rapacity, avarice Analogous words: greediness, covetousness, avariciousness, acquisitiveness (see corresponding adjectives at COVETOUS): voraciousness, ravenousness, rapaciousness, gluttonousness or gluttony (see corresponding… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • greed — [n] overwhelming desire for more acquisitiveness, avarice, avidity, covetousness, craving, cupidity, eagerness, edacity, esurience, excess, gluttony, gormandizing, graspingness, hunger, indulgence, insatiableness, intemperance, longing,… …   New thesaurus

  • greed — ► NOUN ▪ intense and selfish desire for food, wealth, or power …   English terms dictionary

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