1. [ adjective ] immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
Synonyms: covetous grabby grasping prehensile avaricious

"they are avaricious and will do anything for money" "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields" "a grasping old miser" "greedy for money and power" "grew richer and greedier"

Related terms: acquisitive
2. [ adjective ] (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
Synonyms: devouring esurient avid

"avid for adventure" "an avid ambition to succeed" "fierce devouring affection" "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity" "greedy for fame"

Related terms: desirous
3. [ adjective ] wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume

"don't be greedy with the cookies"

Related terms: gluttonous
Similar spelling:   greed