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"
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"
wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume
"don't be greedy with the cookies"
Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.
Prone to overeat.
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.
having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry; -- followed by of; as, a lion that is greedy of his prey
having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain
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.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grēd′i, adj. having a voracious appetite: covetous: eagerly desirous.—n. Greed, an eager desire or longing: covetousness.—adv. Greed′ily.—n. Greed′iness. [A.S. grǽdig; Dut. gretig.]
The numerical value of greedy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of greedy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm being greedy this year.
We are born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
205. A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility.
For ambitious and greedy, there exists no summit, but only climbing up perpetually.
The problem is that the UK can't be seen as being too greedy and mercenary. It's going from one extreme to another.
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Translations for greedy
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- chamtivý, chtivýCzech
- habgierig, gierig, habsüchtigGerman
- ávido, codicioso, avaro, tragón, avariciosoSpanish
- avide, cupide, avaricieuxFrench
- gjirrichWestern Frisian
- gionach, sanntachScottish Gaelic
- mohó, kapzsiHungarian
- avido, ingordoItalian
- 욕심 많은Korean
- چاو برسیKurdish
- grådugNorwegian Nynorsk
- ganancioso, gulosoPortuguese
- алчный, жадныйRussian
- isgrasumìdu, mandigadore, ispasteraduSardinian
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