1. an excessive desire for food
Syn: ↑hoggishness, ↑piggishness
Derivationally related forms: ↑piggish (for: ↑piggishness), ↑hoggish (for: ↑hoggishness), ↑greedy
Hypernyms: ↑gluttony
2. an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts)

the greediness of lawyers

Derivationally related forms: ↑voracious (for: ↑voraciousness), ↑greedy
Hypernyms: ↑selfishness

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  • greediness — O.E. grædignes; see GREEDY (Cf. greedy) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • greediness — noun see greedy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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