greedily


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greed·y

 (grē′dē)
adj. greed·i·er, greed·i·est
1. Having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire money or possess things, especially wishing to possess more than what one needs or deserves.
2. Having or showing a desire to eat or drink in large or excessive amounts.
3. Extremely eager or desirous for an activity or pursuit: greedy for the opportunity to prove their ability.

[Middle English gredi, from Old English grǣdig; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

greed′i·ly adv.
greed′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.greedily - in a greedy mannergreedily - in a greedy manner      
Translations
بِجَشَع، بِشَرَه
chamtivěnenasytně
grådigtgriskt
pénzsóváran
græîgislega
poželjivo
açgözlülükle

greedily

[ˈgriːdɪlɪ] ADVcon avidez; [eat] → con voracidad

greedily

[ˈgriːdɪli] adv
[drink] → avidement
[stare, watch] → avidement

greedily

advgierig

greedily

[ˈgriːdɪlɪ] adv (see adj) → avidamente; (XXX) → golosamente, ghiottamente, ingordamente

greed

(griːd) noun
a (too) great desire for food, money etc. Eating five cakes is just sheer greed.
ˈgreedy adjective
ˈgreedily adverb
ˈgreediness noun
References in classic literature ?
I must put the blood of the lamb on the head of the boy," Jesse muttered when the sticks had begun to blaze greedily, and taking a long knife from his pocket he turned and walked rapidly across the clearing toward David.
And the ladies, selecting with dainty and discriminating fingers and a little greedily, all declared that Mr.
Greedily sucking in this intelligence, Gabriel solemnly warned the captain against attacking the white whale, in case the monster should be seen; in his gibbering insanity, pronouncing the White Whale to be no less a being than the Shaker God incarnated; the Shakers receiving the Bible.
On the one hand, there stood slavery, a stern reality, glaring frightfully upon us,--its robes already crimsoned with the blood of millions, and even now feasting itself greedily upon our own flesh.
In spite of her smooth cheeks and her well-preserved hair, she looked every year of her age as she mixed the spirit with water, greedily drank it, and, wrapping her dressing-gown round her, sat down on the bedside to get possession again of her calmer self.
And when I said yes (for indeed she did), would seem to enjoy it greedily.
Near to Jikiza, on his right hand, sat a fat man with small and twinkling eyes, who watched the maid Zinita greedily.
Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint, And knew not eating Death: Satiate at length, And hight'nd as with Wine, jocond and boon, Thus to her self she pleasingly began.
But there was less equivocal testimony, which the credulity of the assembly, or of the greater part, greedily swallowed, however incredible.
She grasped a pair of scissors greedily and stabbed the air with them.
When I brought it to him, he seized it greedily and drank it out.
This conversation they are apt to run into with the same temper that boys discover in delighting to hear terrible stories of spirits and hobgoblins, which they greedily listen to, and dare not go to bed for fear.