Definition of Greedy

1. Adjective. Immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth. "Prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"




2. Adjective. (often followed by 'for') ardently or excessively desirous. "Greedy for fame"
Exact synonyms: Avid, Devouring, Esurient
Similar to: Desirous, Wishful

3. Adjective. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume. "Don't be greedy with the cookies"
Similar to: Gluttonous
Derivative terms: Greediness

Definition of Greedy

1. a. Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry; -- followed by of; as, a lion that is greedy of his prey.

Definition of Greedy

1. Adjective. Having greed; consumed by selfish desires. ¹

2. Adjective. Prone to overeat. ¹

3. Adjective. (computing) Tending to match as much text as possible. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greedy

1. marked by greed [adj GREEDIER, GREEDIEST] : GREEDILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greedy

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greediness
greedinesses
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greedy (current term)
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green-bed
green-blind

Literary usage of Greedy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare by William Allan Neilson (1911)
"greedy. Not to be seen ! Offer. Still cloistered npl Her reason, Ord. Sir, it is her will. Which we, that are her servants, ought to serve it, ..."

2. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1804)
"greedy. Is it of the right race? Amble. How his mouth runs over ! Order. Yes, Mr greedy. ... We must forget the helly, When we think of profit. greedy. ..."

3. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"2 Jessica, greedy to the last, tries to snatch the letter from Nerissa, who very promptly corrects her at the words, "after his death. ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"THE greedy JACKAL From the ( Panchatantra,' Book ii., Fable 3 THE brahman said: ... The all too greedy jackal perished, A wooden top-knot on his pate. ..."

5. Fighting the Slave-hunters in Central Africa: A Record of Twenty-six Years by Alfred James Swann (1910)
"The greedy old warrior, wearing a skin cap, was superintendent of the canoes, which were almost as difficult to manage as a narrow racing skiff. ..."

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