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Definition of 'greedy'

Adjective

  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"
       Synonyms: avaricious covetous grabby grasping 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"
       Synonyms: avid devouring esurient
  3. wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume; "don't be greedy with the cookies"


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