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Definition of "greedy" []

  • Excessively desirous of acquiring or possessing, especially wishing to possess more than what one needs or deserves. (adjective)
  • Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume; gluttonous. (adjective)
  • Extremely eager or desirous: greedy for the opportunity to prove their ability. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "greedy" in a sentence
  • "I should suggest that it means not merely "_recipient_, capable of receiving," but, to coin a word, _captatious_, eager or greedy to receive, absorbing; as we say _avidum mare_, or a _greedy gulf_."
  • "Nick Robinson: "I think the word greedy was shouted out""
  • "He's been very, very tough on what he calls the greedy, the CEOs that are making hundreds of millions dollars a year."