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Definition of greed noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (disapproving)
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  1. 1a strong desire for more wealth, possessions, power, etc. than a person needs His actions were motivated by greed. greed for something Nothing would satisfy her greed for power.
  2. 2 a strong desire for more food or drinks when you are no longer hungry or thirsty I had another helping of ice cream out of pure greed.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: greed