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ˈgri digreedy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensileadjective

    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, greedyadjective

    (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. greedyadjective

    wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume

    "don't be greedy with the cookies"

Wiktionary

  1. greedyadjective

    Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.

  2. greedyadjective

    Prone to overeat.

  3. 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

  2. Greedy

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

  3. 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. Sarita Henriquez:

    I'm being greedy this year.

  2. Barry Honig:

    I am not visually greedy, that would be amazing.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In every height, man feels low; because man is greedy and unsatisfied! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

  4. Maya Angelou:

    There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.

  5. Charles Carroll:

    This all could have been avoided with better communication and better training for all involved, let’s face it, if you offer someone a new ticket and a little more than $800, you’ll have more people jumping off. United never expected something like this but because they were being greedy and put crewmembers above the customer, common sense flew out the window.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. decline
    • B. drought
    • C. disguise
    • D. trigger

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