greed
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (desire for food)
a. la gula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The greed with which she grabbed her plate of spaghetti was astonishing.La gula con la que agarró su plato de espagueti fue asombrosa.
b. la glotonería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was greed that pushed him into the kitchen to eat all of the cake.Fue la glotonería la que lo empujó a comerse todo el pastel de la cocina.
2. (desire for money or power)
a. la codicia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Their greed drove them to cut down an entire forest.Su codicia los impulsó a talar un bosque entero.
b. la avaricia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her greed drove her to commit fraud.Su avaricia la impulsó a cometer un fraude.
c. la avidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The biggest flaw of greed is its constant ungratefulness.El mayor defecto de la avidez es la constante ingratitud.
d. la ambición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The reporter's greed for power led him to ignore stories about certain people.La ambición del reportero lo llevó a ignorar historias sobre ciertas personas.
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greed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for food)
a. la glotonería f, gula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (for material things)
a. la codicia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la avidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (for fame, power)
a. la ambición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la avidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
greed [ɡriːd]
noun
avaricia (f); codicia (f); (for food) gula (f); glotonería (f);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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