Translation of greedy in Spanish:

greedy

Pronunciation: /ˈgriːdi/

adj (-dier, -diest)

  • 1.1 (for food, drink) [person/animal] glotón, angurriento (CS) you greedy pig! ¡mira que eres glotón or (CS tb) angurriento!
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    • It's partly the result, he says, of our endless greedy appetite for the good things of life.
    • Dennis groped his greedy hands over the box of food that Adrian had kept so securely beside him.
    • The blackcurrant bush is alive with the wings and chirps of greedy blackbirds gorging themselves.
    1.2 (for power, wealth) to be greedy for sth tener* ansias or estar* ávido de algo greedy speculators especuladores (mpl) rapaces
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    • They are sometimes pugilistic, invariably dominant, and often greedy for power.
    • She was greedy for power, and didn't let morals get in the way of her pursuit of it.
    • Anthony had been the one who was greedy for his family's wealth wanting to use it for his own ends.

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