greediness greediness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an excessive desire for food
  2. (n) an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts)

Usage(s):

  1. What used to mark the end of childhood now seems only an excuse to prolong the whiny, self-centered greediness that gives infantile a bad name.
  2. They did this more out of greediness than concern for investors, but the end result was that a lot of those who put money into LTCM got it back and then some.
  3. Came criticism that greediness for the $25,000 prize and the $10,000 second prize was taking men into the air with inefficient planes.

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  1. "Feelings of anger, frustration and rage justifiably hang over this proceeding because of the recklessness of financial whiz kids, the greediness of Wall Street bankers, and the shortsightedness of our economic regulators," said Rep. Paul...
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Paul Kanjorski Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "This present Chief Minister has manipulated everything for his favour, for his greediness and also money," Naidu said here on Tuesday evening.
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: N Chandrababu Naidu Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  3. "We never really made a lot of money, so there was never a lot of greediness or arguments because of money. That kind of left us free to actually concentrate on the music," singer Steve Kilbey told Billboard.com. "There are no other bands...
    on Apr 13, 2010 By: Steve Kilbey Source: Reuters

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