Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characterized by pleonexia; morbidly greedy or covetous.

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Examples

  • In sum, his position represents the immoralist challenge in a fully developed but streamlined form, as reducible to a simple question: given the conventional character of justice and our own pleonectic nature, why should any one of us be just, in any context in which injustice would be profitable?

    Callicles and Thrasymachus

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