Greediness



[gree-dee] /ˈgri di/

adjective, greedier, greediest.
1.
excessively or inordinately desirous of wealth, profit, etc.; avaricious:
the greedy owners of the company.
2.
having a strong or great desire for food or drink.
3.
keenly desirous; eager (often followed by of or for):
greedy for praise.
/ˈɡriːdɪ/
adjective greedier, greediest
1.
excessively desirous of food or wealth, esp in large amounts; voracious
2.
(postpositive) foll by for. eager (for): a man greedy for success
n.

Old English grædignes; see greedy + -ness.
adj.

Old English grædig (West Saxon), gredig (Anglian) “voracious,” also “covetous,” from Proto-Germanic *grædagaz (cf. Old Saxon gradag “greedy,” Old Norse graðr “greed, hunger,” Danish graadig, Dutch gretig, Old High German gratag “greedy”), from *græduz (cf. Gothic gredus “hunger,” Old English grædum “eagerly”), possibly from PIE root *gher- “to like, want” (cf. Sanskrit grdh “to be greedy”).

In Greek, the word was philargyros, literally “money-loving.” A German word for it is habsüchtig, from haben “to have” + sucht “sickness, disease,” with sense tending toward “passion for.”

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