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synonyms for greediness

  • avarice
  • avariciousness
  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • possessiveness
  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • frugality
  • miserliness
  • parsimony
  • penuriousness
  • rapacity
  • stinginess
  • thrift
  • close-fistedness
  • grabbiness
  • penny-pinching
  • ambition
  • ardor
  • excitement
  • fervor
  • hunger
  • impatience
  • keenness
  • longing
  • thirst
  • yearning
  • zeal
  • alacrity
  • anticipation
  • avidity
  • earnestness
  • gusto
  • heartiness
  • impetuosity
  • intentness
  • promptness
  • quickness
  • solicitude
  • vehemence
  • voracity
  • zest
  • zing
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How to use greediness in a sentence

She positively wanted to pass back one or two of the saucers for refilling, but was ashamed of her greediness.
JOYCE'S INVESTMENTSFANNIE E. NEWBERRY
But, with all their greediness and eagerness, they left ten feet square untouched on each side the subterranean.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
Why ever do they put up with him, and his cruelty and greediness?
WOOD MAGICRICHARD JEFFERIES
Yes; it is just that greediness that all men have, and which I find, at the same time, so dangerous and incomprehensible.
GARMAN AND WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
This is by no means greediness, for a measured appetite is essentially incompatible with the conditions of Indian life.
BILL'S SCHOOL AND MINEWILLIAM SUDDARDS FRANKLIN
Not once did I see a trace of greediness or even eagerness, though interest was marked.
THE HEAD HUNTERS OF NORTHERN LUZON FROM IFUGAO TO KALINGACORNELIS DE WITT WILLCOX
This was so unlike an Indian housewife that he cast reproaches at her and accused her of greediness.
THE MYTHS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANSLEWIS SPENCE
These so excite the greediness of the crowd that a fray results, in which three children are seriously wounded.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
The sensuous nature drank in, with a kind of dainty greediness, the scene before her.
FRIENDSHIP AND FOLLYMARIA LOUISE POOL
It was a gulf, called the Gulf of Greediness, and in its furious waves many ships were wrecked.
STORIES FROM THE FAERIE QUEENEDMUND SPENSER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GREEDINESS

  • avarice
  • avariciousness
  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • greediness
  • possessiveness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.