Meaning of 婪

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Pinyin: lán
English Definition: avaricious
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ lín ] forest, grove; surname
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
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Example Words
贪婪 tān lán avaricious; greedy; rapacious; insatiable; avid
贪婪无厌 tān lán yàn avaricious and insatiable (idiom); greedy and never satisfied
贪婪是万恶之源 tān lán shì wàn è zhī yuán Greed is the root of all evil.
贪婪如狼 tān lán láng greedy as a wolf (idiom)
贪婪成性 tān lán chéng xìng Avarice becomes second nature. (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Statistics some of which is covered in my discrete math book but it's really a discipline of its own. A pretty important one too but hopefully it needs no introduction.
In short, under certain technical conditions, the market's ability to absorb is limited, demand is not simply an "abstract greed, " like never failed to meet the "bottomless pit.
Curiously, even though the brain is very efficient, it's an energy hog.
To better protect consumer rights, the law bans food safety supervision and inspection agencies, food industry associations and consumers' associations from advertising food products.
The alligator bit the pliers out of my hand and swallowed them greedily.