Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
greed /gri:d/
  • danh từ
    • tính tham lam
    • tính tham ăn, thói háu ăn
Concise Dictionary
+excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
+reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 greediness, avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, acquisitiveness, cupidity, avidity, craving, yearning:
Greed accounts for most of man's dishonesty.
2 meanness, stinginess, miserliness, selfishness, niggardliness, penuriousness, parsimony, close-fistedness, penny-pinching, tight-fistedness:
From a life of greed he had accumulated enormous wealth.
3 gluttony, voraciousness, edacity, esurience, voracity, overeating, gormandizing, ravenousness, insatiableness:
Obesity owes more to greed than to glandular disorder.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun [U] ~ (for sth) (disapproving)
1 a strong desire for more wealth, possessions, power, etc. than a person needs: His actions were motivated by greed. + Nothing would satisfy her greed for power.
2 a strong desire for more food or drink when you are no longer hungry or thirsty: I had another helping of ice cream out of pure greed.
Collocation Dictionary


pure, sheer, simple | human, personal


She killed him to satisfy her greed.
| be consumed by, be driven by


~ for
He was driven by greed for money and power.

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