Meaning of greedy


Being greedy means you want more and more of something, especially money. But you can be greedy for just about anything, including food, drink, or fame.

People who are greedy are a little too interested in having something. Usually, that something is money. Rich people who keep trying to get more and more money are often accused by being greedy. A gluttonous person is greedy for food. If you’re obsessed with something and can’t get enough of it, you’re greedy for it. This is a word for extreme, grasping, devouring behavior.

Definitions of greedy
  1. adjective

    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

    greedy for money and power”
    “grew richer and

    avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, prehensile


    eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
  2. adjective

    (often followed by `for’) ardently or excessively desirous

    greedy for fame”

    avid, devouring, esurient

    desirous, wishful

    having or expressing desire for something
  3. adjective

    wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume

    “don’t be
    greedy with the cookies”


    given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

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