Associations to the word «Greedy»

Pictures for the word «Greedy»


GREEDY, adjective. Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.
GREEDY, adjective. Prone to overeat.
GREEDY, adjective. (computing) Tending to match as much text as possible.

Dictionary definition

GREEDY, adjective. Immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees".
GREEDY, adjective. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame".
GREEDY, adjective. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume; "don't be greedy with the cookies".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.