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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth;
- Example: "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"
- Example: "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"
- Example: "a grasping old miser"
- Example: "grasping commercialism"
- Example: "greedy for money and power"
- Example: "grew richer and greedier"
- Example: "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
[syn: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile]

2. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous;
- Example: "avid for adventure"
- Example: "an avid ambition to succeed"
- Example: "fierce devouring affection"
- Example: "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"
- Example: "greedy for fame"
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

greedy 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, 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" [syn: avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedy] 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