HyperDic: greedy

English > 3 senses of the word greedy:
ADJECTIVEallgreedy, avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, prehensileimmoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
allgreedy, avid, devouring, esurient(often followed by 'for') ardently or excessively desirous
allgreedywanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume
greedy > pronunciation
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English > greedy: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningimmoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth.
Example "greedy for money and power"
Synonymsavaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, prehensile
Broaderacquisitiveeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
Spanishavariciosa, avaricioso, avarienta, avariento, avaro, ávida, ávido, codicioso, mezquina
Catalanavar, avariciós, cobdiciós
Nounsgreedreprehensible acquisitiveness
greedexcessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
greedinessan excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts)
Adverbsgreedilyin a greedy manner
English > greedy: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(often followed by 'for') ardently or excessively desirous.
Example "greedy for fame"
Synonymsavid, devouring, esurient
Broaderdesirous, wishfulHaving or expressing desire for something
Spanishansioso, ávido, impaciente
Catalanansiós, àvid, desitjós, impacient
English > greedy: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningWanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume.
Example"don't be greedy with the cookies"
BroadergluttonousGiven to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
Catalangolafre, voraç
Nounsgreedinessan excessive desire for food

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