[syn: avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedy]
3. wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume;
- Example: "don't be greedy with the cookies"
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Greedy \Greed"y\ (gr[=e]d"[y^]), a. [Compar. Greedier
(-[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Greediest.] [OE. gredi, AS.
gr[=ae]dig, gr[=e]dig; akin to D. gretig, OS. gr[=a]dag, OHG.
gr[=a]tag, Dan. graadig, OSw. gradig, gr[*a]dig, Icel.
gr[=a][eth]ugr, Goth. gr[=e]dags greedy, gr[=e]d[=e]n to be
hungry; cf. Skr. g[.r]dh 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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 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" [syn:
avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy,
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" [syn: avid, devouring(a),
3: wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume;
"don't be greedy with the cookies"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
104 Moby Thesaurus words for "greedy":
Apician, a hog for, acquiring, acquisitive, all-devouring,
ambitious for self, 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, self-jealous, self-occupied, self-pleasing,
self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, selfish, slakeless,
sordid, stingy, stuffing, swinish, tight, tight-fisted,
unappeasable, unappeased, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied,
unslakeable, unslaked, venal, voracious, wolfing