- excessive or rapacious desire, especially for wealth or possessions.
Origin of greed
Synonyms for greed
Antonyms for greed
Related Words for greedslonging, hunger, avarice, excess, selfishness, gluttony, edacity, covetousness, indulgence, rapacity, voracity, acquisitiveness, avidity, cupidity, eagerness, intemperance, craving, esurience, insatiableness
Examples from the Web for greeds
Historical Examples of greeds
If we could but rid ourselves quickly of all selfish desires and greeds!The Golden Fountain
We came away by means of greeds and curiosities imagined by Self-will.The Prodigal Returns
We bring our follies and our greeds, and cast them at Thy feet.They Call Me Carpenter
Am I a creature of blind instincts, jealousies and greeds and hates beyond my own control entirely?
The world of Islam was rent in twain by the spites, greeds, and partisan silliness of a handful of men and women in Medina.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
- excessive consumption of or desire for food; gluttony
- excessive desire, as for wealth or power
Word Origin for greed
c.1600, a back-formation from greedy.