One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘wasting resources in order to satisfy human greed’
avarice, greediness, acquisitiveness, covetousness, rapacity, graspingness, cupidity, avidity, possessiveness, materialism
informal money-grubbing, money-grabbing
North American informal grabbiness
rare Mammonism, pleonexia
2‘her mouth began to water with unashamed greed’
gluttony, greediness, hunger, ravenousness, voraciousness, voracity, insatiability
intemperance, overeating, overconsumption, self-indulgence
informal swinishness, piggishness, hoggishness, gutsiness
rare edacity, esurience
3‘he appealed to their greed for power’
desire, urge, need, appetite, hunger, craving, longing, yearning, hankering, hungering, thirst, pining
avidity, greediness, eagerness, enthusiasm, impatience
informal yen, itch
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