greediness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From greedy +‎ -ness.

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Noun[edit]

greediness ‎(uncountable)

  1. The state of being greedy; greed.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.11:
      Thereto the body of a dog she had, / Full of fell ravin and fierce greedinesse […].

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