English Synonyms and Antonyms
Avaricious and covetous refer especially to acquisition, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, and penurious to expenditure. The avaricious man has an eager craving for money, and ordinarily desires both to get and to keep, the covetous man to get something away from its possessor; tho one may be made avaricious by the pressure of great expenditures. Miserly and niggardly persons seek to gain by mean and petty savings; the miserly by stinting themselves, the niggardly by stinting others. Parsimonious and penurious may apply to one's outlay either for himself or for others; in the latter use, they are somewhat less harsh and reproachful terms than niggardly. The close man holds like a vise all that he gets. Near and nigh are provincial words of similar import. The rapacious have the robber instinct, and put it in practise in some form, as far as they dare. The avaricious and rapacious are ready to reach out for gain; the parsimonious, miserly, and niggardly prefer the safer and less adventurous way of avoiding expenditure. Greedy and stingy are used not only of money, but often of other things, as food, etc. The greedy child wishes to enjoy everything himself; the stingy child, to keep others from getting it.
The monarch was avaricious of power.
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avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensileadjective
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"
avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedyadjective
(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"
wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume
"don't be greedy with the cookies"
it means greedy any greedy person called convetous person
he is a convetous personSubmitted by rinat on September 4, 2019
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How to use greedy in a sentence?
The question is, do people feel like that's best executed by giving to a campaign that they're invested in or another candidate's super PAC or our effort? we're not particularly greedy about it coming to our effort, although we have had a lot of enthusiasm for our effort.
The problem is that the UK can't be seen as being too greedy and mercenary. It's going from one extreme to another.
These are the faces that have spent their entire lives producing puppies for pet stores and consumers who dont care to do research. . These dogs have suffered immensely at the hands of greedy humans.
Whosoever lends a greedy ear to a slanderous report is either himself of a radically bad disposition or a mere child in sense.
I use social media only to devote and denote my thoughts voluntarily for the motivation of knowledge, not to earn money as greedy-minded.
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- chamtivý, chtivýCzech
- habgierig, gierig, habsüchtigGerman
- ávido, codicioso, avaro, tragón, avariciosoSpanish
- avide, cupide, avaricieuxFrench
- gjirrichWestern Frisian
- gionach, sanntachScottish Gaelic
- mohó, kapzsiHungarian
- avido, ingordoItalian
- 욕심 많은Korean
- چاو برسیKurdish
- grådugNorwegian Nynorsk
- ganancioso, gulosoPortuguese
- алчный, жадныйRussian
- isgrasumìdu, mandigadore, ispasteraduSardinian
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