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English adjective: greedy

1. greedy immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth


SamplesThey 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.


Synonymsavaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, prehensile


Similaracquisitive


Antonymsunacquisitive

2. greedy (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous


SamplesAvid for adventure.
An avid ambition to succeed.
Fierce devouring affection.
The esurient eyes of an avid curiosity.
Greedy for fame.


Synonymsavid, devouring, esurient


Similardesirous, wishful


Antonymsundesiring, undesirous

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


SamplesDon't be greedy with the cookies.


Similargluttonous


Antonymsabstemious









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