Definition of greedy
greedilyplay \ˈgrē-də-lē\ adverb
greedinessplay \ˈgrē-dē-nəs\ noun
Examples of greedy in a sentence
He was a ruthless and greedy businessman.
There's no need to get greedy—there's plenty for everyone.
He blames all his problems on greedy lawyers.
Origin and Etymology of greedy
Middle English gredy, from Old English grǣdig; akin to Old High German grātac greedy
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of greedy
GREEDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of greedy for English Language Learners
: having or showing a selfish desire to have more of something (such as money or food) : having greed
: very eager to have something
GREEDY Defined for Kids
Definition of greedy for Students
1 : having or showing a selfish desire for more than is needed
2 : having a strong appetite for food or drink : very hungry
3 : very eager to have something <She's greedy for power.>
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