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    greedy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word greedy

    Definition
    (adj) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
    Synonyms : avid , devouring , esurient
    Example Sentence
    • avid for adventure
    • an avid ambition to succeed
    • fierce devouring affection
    • the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity
    • greedy for fame
    Definition
    (adj) wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume
    Example Sentence
    • don't be greedy with the cookies
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