Definitions for greedyˈgri di

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile(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"

  2. avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedy(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"

  3. greedy(adj)

    wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume

    "don't be greedy with the cookies"

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  1. greedy(Adjective)

    Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.

  2. greedy(Adjective)

    Prone to overeat.

  3. Origin: From gredy, from grædig, from grēdagaz, from grēdaz, from gʰAr(e)dʰ-, equivalent to . Cognate with gradag , gratag, grådig (from gráðigr, gráði), 0332034203340333033003320343. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian ngordh.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Greedy

    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. Greedy

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

  3. Origin: [OE. gredi, AS. grdig, grdig; akin to D. gretig, OS. grdag, OHG. grtag, Dan. graadig, OSw. gradig, grdig, Icel. grugr, Goth. grdags greedy, grdn to be hungry; cf. Skr. gdh to be greedy. Cf. Greed.]

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  1. Greedy

    Greedy is a 1994 comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. The film starred Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, and Nancy Travis, with Phil Hartman, Ed Begley, Jr., Olivia d'Abo, Colleen Camp, and Bob Balaban appearing in supporting roles. The original music score was composed by Randy Edelman.


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