What does greedy mean?

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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. President Vladimir Putin:

    We will be searching for a strategic partner who understands and knows that one should not be greedy while buying, let's say, 19 percent of shares in Rosneft, that (partner) should not pay attention to the current share price but should look into the future.

  2. Hazrat Ali Ibn-e- Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermon and sayings compilation):

    He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.

  3. Sarita Henriquez:

    I'm being greedy this year.

  4. Imam Ali-Ibn-Abi-Talib, Nahjul Balgha (Peak of Eloquence), saying no. 2:

    2. He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.

  5. Menander:

    Whosoever lends a greedy ear to a slanderous report is either himself of a radically bad disposition or a mere child in sense.

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