greedy

  • 1 Greedy — Greed y (gr[=e]d [y^]), a. [Compar. {Greedier} ( [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Greediest}.] [OE. gredi, AS. gr[=ae]dig, gr[=e]dig; akin to D. gretig, OS. gr[=a]dag, OHG. gr[=a]tag, Dan. graadig, OSw. gradig, gr[*a]dig, Icel. gr[=a][eth]ugr, Goth.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Greedy — steht für Greedy Algorithmus, spezielle Klasse von Algorithmen in der Informatik Greedy (Film), US amerikanische Filmkomödie von Jonathan Lynn aus dem Jahr 1994 Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing in Wireless Networks (GPSR), Routing Protokoll für …

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  • 3 Greedy — Título Los codiciosos (España) Besos y pesos (Hispanoamérica) Avaricia sin límite (Argentina) Ficha técnica Dirección Jonathan Lynn Dirección artística Dan Webster …

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  • 4 greedy — (adj.) O.E. grædig (West Saxon), gredig (Anglian) voracious, also covetous, from P.Gmc. *grædagaz (Cf. O.S. gradag greedy, O.N. graðr greed, hunger, Dan. graadig, Du. gretig, O.H.G. gratag greedy ), from *græduz (Cf. Goth …

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  • 5 Greedy — ou Les Héritiers affamés est un film américain réalisé par Jonathan Lynn, sorti en 1994. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …

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  • 6 greedy — [grēd′ē] adj. greedier, greediest [ME gredie < OE grædig < base of græd (in grædum, eagerly) + ig (see Y2), akin to Goth grēdags, lit., hungry < IE base * ĝher , to crave > Gr charis, grace, favor] 1. wanting or taking all that one… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 greedy — index exorbitant, gluttonous, illiberal, insatiable, jealous, mercenary, penurious, predatory, rapacious …

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  • 8 greedy — *covetous, acquisitive, grasping, avaricious Analogous words: rapacious, ravening, ravenous, *voracious, gluttonous: *stingy, parsimonious, miserly, close, closefisted Contrasted words: bountiful, bounteous, openhanded, generous, *liberal,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 greedy — [adj] desiring excessively acquisitive, avaricious, avid, carnivorous, close, closefisted*, covetous, craving, desirous, devouring, eager, edacious, esurient, gluttonous, gobbling, gormandizing, grabby, grasping, grudging, gulping, guzzling,… …

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  • 10 greedy — ► ADJECTIVE (greedier, greediest) ▪ having or showing greed. DERIVATIVES greedily adverb greediness noun. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 greedy — adjective 1) a greedy eater Syn: gluttonous, ravenous, voracious, intemperate, self indulgent, insatiable, wolfish; informal piggish, piggy 2) a greedy capitalist Syn: avaricious, acquisitive, covetous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 greedy —    Said by one child to another in The Fox in the Attic, by Richard Hughes, but not with reference to food. Those children who do eat food in a greedy manner are likely to have that fact pointed out to them in no uncertain manner by their peer… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 13 greedy — adj. 1) greedy for 2) greedy to + inf. (it was greedy of them to eat up all the candy) * * * [ griːdɪ] greedy for greedy to + inf. (it was greedy of them to eat up all the candy) …

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  • 14 greedy — greed|y [ˈgri:di] adj comparative greedier superlative greediest [: Old English; Origin: grAdig] always wanting more food, money, power, possessions etc than you need ▪ a greedy and selfish society ▪ He looked at the gold with greedy eyes. ▪ Have …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 greedy */ — UK [ˈɡriːdɪ] / US [ˈɡrɪdɪ] adjective Word forms greedy : adjective greedy comparative greedier superlative greediest 1) British wanting to eat or drink more food than you need Don t be so greedy! 2) wanting more money, things, or power than you… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 greedy — adjective 1 wanting more food or drink than you need: Don t be greedy leave some cake for us. | You greedy pig! 2 always wanting more money, possessions etc: greedy for profit/power/fame etc: The company had become too greedy for profit. greedily …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 greedy — greed|y [ gridi ] adjective * 1. ) wanting to eat or drink more food than you need: Don t be so greedy! 2. ) wanting more money, things, or power than you need: greedy for: greedy for power ╾ greed|i|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 greedy — [[t]gri͟ːdi[/t]] greedier, greediest ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as greedy, you mean that they want to have more of something such as food or money than is necessary or fair. He attacked greedy bosses for awarding themselves big rises...… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 greedy — adjective (greedier; est) Etymology: Middle English gredy, from Old English grǣdig; akin to Old High German grātac greedy Date: before 12th century 1. having a strong desire for food or drink 2. marked by greed ; having or showing a selfish… …

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  • 20 greedy — greedily, adv. greediness, n. /gree dee/, adj., greedier, greediest. 1. excessively or inordinately desirous of wealth, profit, etc.; avaricious: the greedy owners of the company. 2. having a strong or great desire for food or drink. 3. keenly… …

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