how to pronounce greed


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greed is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of greed in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… about greed is a perfectly good point I …”

meanings of greed


  1. A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.


  1. To desire in a greedy manner, or to act on such a desire.

greed frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word greed occurs in english on average 4.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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