Greed is called the excessive desire of a person to have wealth and assets. The word, as such, comes from the Latin cupiditia, which in turn derives from cupidĭtas, cupiditātis.
Greed, in this sense, implies a vehement desire for possessions, whether material (wealth, property, property), or immaterial (status, power, influence).
In greed, people want to have more than they need to live . Hence, it can lead people to conduct outside of morality and legality.
In fact, in Christianity greed is considered one of the seven deadly sins, for it is a sin of excess. For this reason, greed is the opposite of virtues such as generosity, solidarity or restraint.
However, this does not mean that any longing for material possessions is necessarily greed, since having and accumulating assets is a positive thing.
What makes greed negative is the excessive and insatiable hunger for possessions, where there is no moderation and no regard for others.
As a curiosity we can add that, in bullfighting, the bull’s eagerness to try to ram a deception bulge is presented as greed.