"greedy Synonyms"

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Word Example of - greedy

    Example Sentences for greedy

    If thou sit at a bountiful table, be not greedy upon it, and say not, There is much meat on it.

    And Blackie, his greedy brother, looked up at Farmer Green too.

    They will go without meals, play at all hours, and are as greedy as can be about holding on to courts.

    All have to work very hard to try to satisfy a greedy master.

    All the time Reynard casts a greedy eye on some chickens, and makes a dash at one shortly after.

    "I find you too greedy," replied Camille, casting on him a crushing glance.

    All these sufferings were still increased by the forcible expulsion of numerous peasant families by the greedy nobility.

    I thought you would find some way to outwit this greedy fool.

    On that occasion I pulled him the best fruit, and left windfalls for the ranging, greedy hogs.

    That he was hungry; that he was greedy; that he meant to get the cheese.

Word Origin & History of - greedy

    Word Origin & History

    greedy O.E. grædig "voracious," also "covetous," from P.Gmc. *grædagaz (cf. O.S. gradag, O.N. graðr "greed, hunger"), from base *græduz (cf. Goth. gredus "hunger," O.E. grædum "eagerly"), cognate with Skt. grdh "to be greedy." In Gk., the word was philargyros, lit. "money-loving." A German word for it is habsüchtig, from haben "to have" + sucht "sickness, disease," with sense tending toward "passion for."