English version

greed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgreedgreed /ɡriːd/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  GREEDYa strong desire for more food, money, power, possessions etc than you need syn avarice people motivated by jealousy and greed
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greedGreed got him his fancy cars and high-powered boats. And greed caused his downfall.It's a story of lust, hatred and greed.He blames greed and racism for those economic realities, and he looks forward to discussing them in the upcoming campaign.He is driven by greed and envy.The fear of jobs lost to immigrants and Third World countries, to corporate greed.If you want to control the vogue for greed and exploitation, then start using local suppliers.You don't really want more ice cream -- it's just greed.A symbol of what his children can and still do to each other because of greed, envy and anger.This wasn't selfishness or greed, just a feeling that it was due.But unions say it's pure greed.No one needs to earn salaries as big as that. It's pure greed, that's all it is.They need to figure out how to make a reasonable profit and knock off the greed.The greed for power of local politicians is simply amazing.
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