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Meaning & Definition of Greedy in English

English

Greedy

/gridi/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • avaricious
  • ,
  • covetous
  • ,
  • grabby
  • ,
  • grasping
  • ,
  • greedy
  • ,
  • prehensile

2. (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"
    synonym:
  • avid
  • ,
  • devouring(a)
  • ,
  • esurient
  • ,
  • greedy

3. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume

  • "Don't be greedy with the cookies"
    synonym:
  • greedy

Examples of using

Don't get greedy.
Don't be greedy.
Tom's greedy.