Intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.
- 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;
informal money-grubbing, affluenza
gluttony, hunger, voracity, insatiability;
gourmandism, intemperance, overeating, self-indulgence
desire, appetite, hunger, thirst, craving, longing, lust, yearning, hankering;
informal yen, itch
Late 16th century: back-formation from greedy.
Words that rhyme with greedaccede, 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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