greed


greed
also greediness; noun
1)

human greed

Syn:
avarice, acquisitiveness, covetousness, materialism, mercenariness; informal money-grubbing
2)

her mouth watered with greed

Syn:
gluttony, hunger, voracity, self-indulgence; informal piggishness
3)

their greed for power

Syn:
desire, appetite, hunger, thirst, craving, longing, yearning, hankering; informal itch
Ant:
generosity, temperance, indifference

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