Definition of greedy in English:
adjective (greedier, greediest)
1Having or showing an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth or power: greedy thieves who plundered a defense contractor
More example sentences
- 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.
1.1Having an excessive desire or appetite for food.
- 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.
Old English grǣdig, of Germanic origin.
- Example sentences
- The details suggested a mean streak, an exploitive nature, a sloppy greediness, none of which seemed especially pleasant, let alone presidential.
- This traditional bad habit of greediness must stop now!
- Who hasn't taken solace in some form of greediness, self-assertion, or just plain carelessness?
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