Definitions for: Greedy


[adj] wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume; "don't be greedy with the cookies"
[adj] immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
[adj] (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame"



Webster (1913) Definition: Greed"y, a. [Compar. Greedier (-[i^]-[~e]r); superl.
Greediest.] [OE. gredi, AS. gr?dig, gr?dig; akin to D.
gretig, OS. gr?dag, OHG. gr?tag, Dan. graadig, OSw. gradig,
gr?dig, Icel. gra?ugr, Goth. gr?dags greedy, gr?d?n to be
hungry; cf. Skr. grdh to be greedy. Cf. Greed.]
1. Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous;
voracious; very hungry; -- followed by of; as, a lion that
is greedy of his prey.

2. Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous;
eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain.

Synonyms: acquisitive, avaricious, avid, covetous, desirous, devouring(a), esurient, gluttonous, grabby, grasping, prehensile

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