Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

Eager and selfish desire; greediness; avarice.

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Usage examples "greed":

  1. With frankness they confess- Their only motive is their want and greed. - "Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans", Henrik Ibsen.
  2. The reckless trader lets his greed and desire for large and quick profits influence his judgment. - "Successful Stock Speculation", John James Butler.
  3. Then I began and told him of the Spaniards- of their country, their greatness, their cruelty and their greed of gold, and he listened eagerly, though I think that he believed little of what I said, for his fear had made him very suspicious. - "Montezuma's Daughter", H. Rider Haggard.