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greed·y

greedy

 
 
pronunciation:
gri di
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: greedier, greediest
definition 1: extremely desirous of wealth or possessions without regard to the desires of others.
He was a greedy man who thought nothing of obtaining wealth by deceitful means.Being greedy, he took all the potatoes for himself, leaving none for the rest of us.
synonyms:
acquisitive, avaricious, grasping
similar words:
covetous, mercenary, possessive, venal
definition 2: strongly desirous; eager (often fol. by "for").
She was greedy for news about her relatives.
synonyms:
anxious, avid, eager, hungry, ravenous
similar words:
agog, desirous, impatient, solicitous
definition 3: gluttonous.
W spoil our dog with food, so it's not a surprise that he's become greedy.
synonyms:
gluttonous, voracious
similar words:
hoggish, insatiable, piggish, rapacious, ravening
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derivations: greedily (adv.), greediness (n.)
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