greediness

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From Middle English gredynesse, from Old English grǣdiġnes; equivalent to greedy +‎ -ness.

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greediness (usually uncountable, plural greedinesses)

  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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