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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.

greedy

(ˈɡriːdɪ)
adj, greedier or greediest
1. excessively desirous of food or wealth, esp in large amounts; voracious
2. (foll by: for) eager (for): a man greedy for success.
[Old English grǣdig; related to Old Norse grāthugr, Gothic grēdags hungry, Old High German grātac]
ˈgreedily adv
ˈgreediness n

greed•y

(ˈgri di)

adj. greed•i•er, greed•i•est.
1. excessively desirous of wealth, profit, etc.
2. having a strong or great desire for food or drink; voracious.
3. keenly desirous; eager (often fol. by of or for).
[before 900; Middle English gredy, Old English grædig, c. Old High German grātac, Old Norse grāthugr, Gothic gredags]
greed′i•ly, adv.
greed′i•ness, n.
syn: See avaricious.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.greedy - immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealthgreedy - 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"
acquisitive - eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"
2.greedy - (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirousgreedy - (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"
desirous, wishful - having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"
3.greedy - wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume; "don't be greedy with the cookies"
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"

greedy

adjective
1. gluttonous, insatiable, voracious, ravenous, piggish, hoggish a greedy little boy who ate too many sweets
2. avaricious, grasping, selfish, insatiable, acquisitive, rapacious, materialistic, desirous, covetous He attacked greedy bosses for awarding themselves big pay rises.
avaricious generous, benevolent, altruistic, unselfish, munificent, self-restrained

greedy

adjective
1. Having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity:
Informal: grabby.
2. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume:
3. Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit:
Translations
جَشِعجَشِع، شَرِه
chamtivýnenasytnýchtivý
grådiggrisk
ahne
pohlepan
gráîugur
欲ばりの
욕심 많은
lakomenpožrešen
girig
โลภ
tham lam

greedy

[ˈgriːdɪ] ADJ (greedier (compar) (greediest (superl))) → codicioso (for de) (for food) → goloso
don't be so greedy!¡no seas glotón!

greedy

[ˈgriːdi] adj
(for food)gourmand(e)
"I want some more cake." - "Don't be so greedy!" → "Je veux encore du gâteau." - "Ne sois pas si gourmand!"
(for money, power)avide
to be greedy for [+ money, power] → être avide de; [+ affection] → être avide de

greedy

adj (+er)gierig (→ for auf +acc, → nach); (for material wealth also) → habgierig; (= gluttonous)gefräßig; greedy for power/moneymacht-/geldgierig; to be greedy for approvalnach Anerkennung gieren; don’t be so greedy!sei nicht so unbescheiden; you greedy thing!du Nimmersatt! (inf)

greedy

[ˈgriːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) greedy (for) (gen) → avido/a (di); (for food) → goloso/a (di), ghiotto/a (di), ingordo/a (di)

greed

(griːd) noun
a (too) great desire for food, money etc. Eating five cakes is just sheer greed.
ˈgreedy adjective
ˈgreedily adverb
ˈgreediness noun

greedy

جَشِع nenasytný grådig gierig άπληστος avaro, codicioso ahne cupide pohlepan avido 欲ばりの 욕심 많은 hebzuchtig grådig chciwy ganancioso жадный girig โลภ açgözlü tham lam 贪婪的
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