Definitions for: Greed


[n] reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
[n] excessive desire to acquire or possess more (esp material wealth) than one needs or deserves



Webster (1913) Definition: Greed, n. [Akin to Goth. gr?dus hunger, Icel.
gr[=a][eth]r. [root]34. See Greedy.]
An eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain.

Synonyms: avarice, avaritia, covetousness, rapacity

See Also: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity, deadly sin, desire, mortal sin, possessiveness

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