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greed Syllabification: greed

Definition of greed in English:

noun

Intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.
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.
Synonyms
avarice, cupidity, acquisitiveness, covetousness, rapacity;
materialism, mercenariness
rare pleonexia
informal money-grubbing, affluenza
gluttony, hunger, voracity, insatiability;
gourmandism, intemperance, overeating, self-indulgence
informal piggishness
desire, appetite, hunger, thirst, craving, longing, lust, yearning, hankering;
avidity, eagerness
informal yen, itch

Origin

Late 16th century: back-formation from greedy.

Words that rhyme with greed

accede, bead, Bede, bleed, breed, cede, concede, creed, deed, Eid, exceed, feed, Gide, God speed, he'd, heed, impede, interbreed, intercede, Jamshid, knead, lead, mead, Mede, meed, misdeed, mislead, misread, need, plead, proceed, read, rede, reed, Reid, retrocede, screed, secede, seed, she'd, speed, stampede, steed, succeed, supersede, Swede, tweed, weak-kneed, we'd, weed
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