Synonyms

1. greed

noun. ['ˈgriːd'] excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves.

Synonyms

  • avarice
  • avariciousness
  • covetousness
  • possessiveness
  • desire
  • acquisitiveness

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Example sentences of the word greed


1. Noun, singular or mass
Look for some fancy clothing at the thrift store to create a greed costume.

2. Adjective
Parental guilt can lead to teenage greed 2.

Quotes containing the word greed


1. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
- William Faulkner

2. Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
- P. J. O'Rourke

3. When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.
- Fred Rogers

2. greed

noun. ['ˈgriːd'] reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins).

Synonyms

  • deadly sin
  • avarice
  • mortal sin
  • rapacity
  • covetousness

Antonyms

  • despair
  • acquisitive
  • unacquisitive
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