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1. greedy

adjective. ['ˈgriːdi'] immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth.

Synonyms

  • covetous
  • acquisitive
  • prehensile
  • avaricious
  • grabby

Antonyms

  • unenthusiastic
  • unambitious
  • thirsty
  • nonindulgent

Etymology

  • gredy (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grædig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Greedy

  • scafidi
  • scaffidi
  • mccreedy
  • mccredie
  • mccready
  • mccreadie
  • urquidi
  • shahidi
  • caridi
  • canedy
  • afridi
  • tweedy
  • tweedie
  • speedy
  • freidy
  • amidi
  • weedy
  • sheedy
  • seedy
  • riedy
  • reidy
  • needy
  • midi
  • leidy
  • leedy
  • keedy
  • keady
  • hedy
  • guidi
  • didi

Sentences with greedy


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you think your puppy is just greedy or hungry when he wolfs down his food, think again.

2. Adjective
Don't be greedy, once you think you reach your goal, sell it.

3. Noun, plural
Teenagers often become greedy when they develop a sense of entitlement.

Quotes about greedy


1. There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
- Maya Angelou

2. I think I’m greedy, but I’m not greedy for money - I think that can be a burden - I’m greedy for an exciting life.
- David Hockney

3. I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.
- Simone de Beauvoir

2. too-greedy

adjective. excessively gluttonous.

Synonyms

  • gluttonous

Antonyms

  • nonindulgent
  • abstinent

3. greedy

adjective. ['ˈgriːdi'] (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous.

Synonyms

  • devouring
  • wishful
  • esurient
  • desirous

Antonyms

  • acquisitiveness
  • undesiring
  • abstinent
  • ascetic

Etymology

  • gredy (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grædig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. greedy

adjective. ['ˈgriːdi'] wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume.

Antonyms

  • unintelligent

Etymology

  • gredy (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grædig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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