Etymology
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greed (n.)

"excessively eager desire to possess," c. 1600, a back-formation from greedy.

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Definitions of greed

greed (n.)
excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves;
greed (n.)
reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins);
Synonyms: avarice / covetousness / rapacity / avaritia
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