synonyms
  • definitions

greediness

[ gree-dee ]SEE DEFINITION OF greediness

Synonyms for greediness

  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • frugality
  • miserliness
  • niggardliness
  • parsimony
  • penuriousness
  • rapacity
  • stinginess
  • thrift
  • close-fistedness
  • grabbiness
  • penny-pinching
MOST RELEVANT

Antonyms for greediness

  • generosity
  • philanthropy
MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GREEDINESS

Rgina was greedy, but her pride was greater than her greediness.

Besides, in spite of her greediness, she remained so nice and good!

That oath I took with a greediness born of my fear of the death that was impending.

When the pope heard these words he actually shook all over with greediness.

It was no disloyalty to Tim; it was no greediness for name and wealth.

It is splendid, this indifference of Nature to death, and her greediness for life!

I think that punishment by depriving children of sweets only develops their greediness.

His scheme appeals at once to benevolence and to greediness.

Again Granser's eyes burned with greediness as a large crab was handed to him.

Avarice; greediness, and laziness were their characteristics.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English grædignes; see greedy + -ness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GREEDINESS

acquisitiveness

noungreed
  • avarice
  • avariciousness
  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • greediness
  • possessiveness

avarice

nounextreme greed

avidity

nouneagerness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
  • PREVIOUS
  • NEXT