Greed vs Stinginess - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between greed and stinginess

is that greed is a selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions while stinginess is a lack of generosity.

greed

English

Noun

  • A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.
  • His greed was his undoing.
    What drove them was their ambition, their greed for power.

    Synonyms

    * (selfish desire for more than is needed) avarice, covetousness, greediness, rapacity * See also * (desire for food) gluttony

    Derived terms

    * greedily * greediness * greedy

    Anagrams

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    stinginess

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A lack of generosity.
  • Synonyms

    * parsimony * niggardliness * see also greed, avarice