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Synonyms for greedy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    devouring(a), avid, grabby, grasping, esurient, avaricious, covetous, envious, jealous, prehensile

    Antonyms:
    undesirous, abstemious, undesiring, unacquisitive

  2. avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedy(adj)

    (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"

    Antonyms:
    undesirous, abstemious, unacquisitive, undesiring

  3. greedy(adj)

    wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume

    "don't be greedy with the cookies"

    Synonyms:
    devouring(a), avid, grabby, grasping, esurient, avaricious, covetous, prehensile

    Antonyms:
    unacquisitive, undesiring, undesirous, abstemious

Wiktionary

  1. greedy(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    gluttonous

  2. greedy(adjective)

    Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.

    Synonyms:
    gluttonous

  3. greedy(adjective)

    Prone to overeat.

    Synonyms:
    gluttonous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. greedy

    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.

    Synonyms:
    avaricious, close, covetous, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, rapacious, sordid, stingy

    Antonyms:
    bountiful, free, generous, liberal, munificent, prodigal, wasteful

    Preposition:
    The monarch was avaricious of power.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. greedy

    Synonyms:
    gluttonous, voracious, hungry, desirous, avaricious

    Antonyms:
    abstemious, abstinent, indifferent, contented

Editors Contribution

  1. convetous

    it means greedy any greedy person called convetous person

    he is a convetous person

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. greedy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    voracious, ravenous, gluttonous, rapacious, insatiable, insatiate, very hungry

  2. greedy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    eager, very desirous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. greedy(a)

    Synonyms:
    avaricious, grasping, sordid, covetous, insatiable, ravenous, voracious, gluttonous, rapacious, insatiate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "greedy":

    avid, miserly, rapacious, eager, selfish, voracious, stingy

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How to use greedy in a sentence?

  1. Author Unknown:

    We are born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.

  2. Bernhard Pacher:

    We have had one friendly e-mail saying they see it the way we do, meaning these are historical objects, but 99% of the emails we received included very bad insults where history is reduced to claiming we are just greedy neo-Nazis.

  3. Katie Packer:

    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.

  4. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    Down went the owners -- greedy men whom hope of gain allured: oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.

  5. Joe Henderson:

    Who is your all time favorite television character and why? "Scrooge McDuck. A greedy, caustic duck who does what he wants and doesn't listen to anyone, followed around by three young nephews who are always getting into trouble? Clearly, the inspiration for House MD. Also, the guy freaking swam in money. Literally.


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