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 ?
The Workman seized it greedily, and declared that truly it was the very same axe that he had lost.
Here, set it here," he added angrily, and promptly seizing the vodka, he poured out a glassful and drank it greedily.
Dolokhov lowered his head to the snow, greedily bit at it, again raised his head, adjusted himself, drew in his legs and sat up, seeking a firm center of gravity.
At any rate I fell greedily upon them, and I read with no less zest than his poems the bitter, and cruel, and narrow-minded criticisms which mainly filled one of the volumes.
And the ladies, selecting with dainty and discriminating fingers and a little greedily, all declared that Mr.
She at once made herself a salad of it, and ate it greedily.
The eyes of Thomas Wildfang fastened greedily on Turlington's face.
Come, thou jolly substance, with thy shining face, keep back thy inspiration, but hold forth thy tempting rewards; thy shining, chinking heap; thy quickly convertible bank-bill, big with unseen riches; thy often-varying stock; the warm, the comfortable house; and, lastly, a fair portion of that bounteous mother, whose flowing breasts yield redundant sustenance for all her numerous offspring, did not some too greedily and wantonly drive their brethren from the teat.
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.
The HOUYHNHNMS keep the YAHOOS for present use in huts not far from the house; but the rest are sent abroad to certain fields, where they dig up roots, eat several kinds of herbs, and search about for carrion, or sometimes catch weasels and LUHIMUHS (a sort of wild rat), which they greedily devour.
They were astonished though at how greedily the Queen devoured the meat, and how much she ate of it, and were no longer surprised that she took so little when she sat at table with the King.
He was pursued by a sight of the black ants swarming greedily upon the gray face and venturing horribly near to the eyes.