Synonyms for greedy

Synonyms for (adj) greedy

Synonyms: greedy

Definition: wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume

Usage: don't be greedy with the cookies

Similar words: gluttonous

Definition: given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

Usage: over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands; a gluttonous debauch; a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure

Synonyms: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile

Definition: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

Usage: 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

Similar words: acquisitive

Definition: eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

Usage: an acquisitive mind; an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied

Synonyms: greedy, esurient, avid, devouring

Definition: (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

Usage: avid for adventure; an avid ambition to succeed; fierce devouring affection; the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity; greedy for fame

Similar words: desirous, wishful

Definition: having or expressing desire for something

Usage: desirous of high office; desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem

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