adjective \ˈgrē-dē\

: having or showing a selfish desire to have more of something (such as money or food) : having greed

: very eager to have something


Full Definition of GREEDY

:  having a strong desire for food or drink
:  marked by greed :  having or showing a selfish desire for wealth and possessions
:  eager, keen <greedy for fame>
greed·i·ly \ˈgrē-də-lē\ adverb
greed·i·ness \ˈgrē-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of GREEDY

  1. He was a ruthless and greedy businessman.
  2. There's no need to get greedy—there's plenty for everyone.
  3. He blames all his problems on greedy lawyers.

Origin of GREEDY

Middle English gredy, from Old English grǣdig; akin to Old High German grātac greedy
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with GREEDY


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