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greed

greed

 
 
pronunciation:
grid
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: extreme desire for wealth, possessions, or the like, beyond what one needs or deserves; avarice.
Unfair business practices are generally the result of greed.Most of the man's actions were motivated by greed, even those that appeared to be done for the sake of others.
synonyms:
acquisitiveness, avarice, cupidity
antonyms:
asceticism, generosity
similar words:
gluttony
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Word Builder: greed +
  • greedy:
    having or showing greed.
  • greedily:
    in a way that shows greed.