Synonyms for greed

Grammar : Noun
Spell : greed
Phonetic Transcription : grid

Top 10 synonyms for greed Other synonyms for the word greed

Définition of greed

Origin :
  • c.1600, a back-formation from greedy.
  • noun overwhelming desire for more
Example sentences :
  • Women were like she wolves for greed when they had a brood of whelps.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Dishonesty has its source in the covetousness and greed of the human heart.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • There was nothing of the Warden's estimate in these eyes; nothing of cruelty nor deceit nor greed.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Greed—mere greed—for I do not need this money which may destroy us all!
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • His greed at dinner, too, was closely in keeping with the greed of Monsieur Rigaud at breakfast.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • It is usually co-existent with the lawyer, the priest, the family and the greed for gold.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings
  • For push and greed are among the commonest faults of an aristocracy.
  • Extract from : « A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Yet no greed for gold, but the grace of heaven, ever the king had kept in view.
  • Extract from : « Beowulf » by Anonymous
  • Injustice and greed would be the real thing if we lived for ever.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • It was out of vanity and greed that she had married him, because of the position in the world that he could give her.
  • Extract from : « The Snare » by Rafael Sabatini

Antonyms for greed

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