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GREED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does greed mean? 

GREED (noun)
  The noun GREED has 2 senses:

1. excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
2. reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  Familiarity information: GREED used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GREED (noun)


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Meaning:

Excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("greed" is a kind of...):

desire (an inclination to want things)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "greed"):

avarice; avariciousness; covetousness; cupidity (extreme greed for material wealth)

possessiveness (excessive desire to possess or dominate)

acquisitiveness (strong desire to acquire and possess)


Sense 2greed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

avarice; avaritia; greed; rapacity; covetousness

Hypernyms ("greed" is a kind of...):

deadly sin; mortal sin (an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace)


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