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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. 2a 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