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ˈgri digreedy

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. greedy(Adjective)

    Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. greedy(Adjective)

    Prone to overeat.

    Etymology: 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 Dictionary

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Greedy

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Greedy

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greedy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greedy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of greedy in a Sentence

  1. Releash Atlanta:

    These are the faces that have spent their entire lives producing puppies for pet stores and consumers who dont care to do research. . These dogs have suffered immensely at the hands of greedy humans.

  2. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach-waiting for a gift from the sea.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Loyalty is neither outdated nor overrated. Loyalty is still very much in fashion, although it's getting scarce in todays fast paced world. There is no grey area for loyalty, because it is either black or white, i.e. you are either loyal or not. And money can't buy loyalty, a hard fact that many corporates are realizing after losing good loyal workforce, and when being left with greedy ladder climbers. Loyalty pays, in long run - always!

  4. Kelley Drake:

    I won’t let greedy white collars destroy my love letter.

  5. Omar Zain al-Abideen:

    We are the protectors of the demands of the people, we are not greedy for power.

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