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Meaning of GREEDY

Pronunciation:  'greedee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume; "don't be greedy with the cookies"
  2. [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"
  3. [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"
 

GREEDY is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: acquisitive, avaricious, avid, covetous, desirous, devouring(a), esurient, gluttonous, grabby, grasping, prehensile
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Greed"y\, a. [Compar. {Greedier} (-[i^]-[~e]r); superl.
{Greediest}.] [OE. gredi, AS. gr?dig, gr?dig; akin to D.
gretig, OS. gr?dag, OHG. gr?tag, Dan. graadig, OSw. gradig,
gr?dig, Icel. gra?ugr, Goth. gr?dags greedy, gr?d?n to be
hungry; cf. Skr. grdh to be greedy. Cf. {Greed.}]
1. 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. Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous;
   eager to obtain; avaricious; as, {greedy} of gain.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a hog for, acquiring, acquisitive, all-devouring, ambitious for self, Apician, autistic, avaricious, avid, bolting, bottomless, careerist, close, cormorant, coveting, covetous, cramming, crapulent, crapulous, craving, desirous, devouring, edacious, egotistical, esurient, glutting, gluttonizing, gluttonous, gobbling, gorging, grabby, grasping, gulping, guttling, guzzling, hoggish, hyperphagic, individualistic, insatiable, insatiate, intemperate, itchy, limitless, materialistic, mean, mercenary, mingy, miserly, money-hungry, money-mad, narcissistic, near, niggardly, omnivorous, overgreedy, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, personalistic, piggish, polyphagic, possessive, prehensile, privatistic, quenchless, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, remote, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-advancing, self-besot, self-centered, self-considerative, self-contained, self-devoted, self-esteeming, self-indulgent, self-interested, selfish, self-jealous, self-occupied, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, slakeless, sordid, stingy, stuffing, swinish, tight, tight-fisted, unappeasable, unappeased, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied, unslakeable, unslaked, venal, voracious, wolfing
 

 

 

 

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