greediness vs piggishness what difference

what is difference between greediness and piggishness

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːdinɪs/

Noun

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 []

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:greed

Anagrams

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English

Etymology

piggish +‎ -ness

Noun

piggishness (usually uncountable, plural piggishnesses)

  1. The quality of being like a pig in one’s character; greediness, boorishness, or obstinacy.
    The man was a glutton; his piggishness was legendary.
    The old man’s stubborn piggishness kept him from acknowledging that his wife was a better driver than he, even after his license was revoked.

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