Definition of greedy
- a predator greedy of its prey
- greedy creditors
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.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
agog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, great, gung ho, hot, hungry, impatient, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, thirsty, voracious, wild;
champing at the bit, chomping at the bit;
: having or showing a selfish desire to have more of something (such as money or food) : having greed
: very eager to have something
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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