Synonyms for greedy
Antonyms for greedy
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GREEDY
Malbone, greedy of emotion, was drinking to the dregs a passion that could have no to-morrow.
They were thinking: "That greedy little girl has gone on and on eating."
Those who have much are often greedy; those who have little always share.
Rgina was greedy, but her pride was greater than her greediness.
Oh yes, any thing at all, ma'am; I'm not greedy—nor needy, thanks above!
The stork is a bird of prey; it is vigilant, greedy, and catches gudgeons.
They were greedy, and, in their besotted avarice, they killed the goose.
The dragon had not yet satisfied his hunger and opened his greedy jaws wide.
I cried, my whole attitude changing to one of greedy expectation.
Peasants were greedy, narrow, unimaginative, lacking in public spirit.
Old English grædig (West Saxon), gredig (Anglian) "voracious," also "covetous," from Proto-Germanic *grædagaz (cf. Old Saxon gradag "greedy," Old Norse graðr "greed, hunger," Danish graadig, Dutch gretig, Old High German gratag "greedy"), from *græduz (cf. Gothic gredus "hunger," Old English grædum "eagerly"), possibly from PIE root *gher- "to like, want" (cf. Sanskrit grdh "to be greedy").
In Greek, the word was philargyros, literally "money-loving." A German word for it is habsüchtig, from haben "to have" + sucht "sickness, disease," with sense tending toward "passion for."
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GREEDY
- champing at the bit
- dying to
- gung ho
- hot to trot
- rarin' to go
- ready and willing