Intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.
More example sentences
- His greed and love of power, are of course, allowed to run in parallel by the laws of compulsory purchase.
- It has only bred and encouraged a race for greed and amassing wealth at the cost of the sufferers.
- In our age, the men who shake the planet for their own power and greed are called corrupters.
avarice, cupidity, acquisitiveness, covetousness, rapacity; materialism, mercenariness
informal money-grubbing, affluenzagluttony, hunger, voracity, insatiability; gourmandism, intemperance, overeating, self-indulgence
informal piggishnessdesire, appetite, hunger, thirst, craving, longing, lust, yearning, hankering; avidity, eagerness
late 16th century: back-formation from greedy.