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Language: Old English
Origin: grædig

greedy

adjective
     
greed‧y comparative greedier, superlative greediest
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 you eaten them all, you greedy pig?
greedy for
They are greedy for profits.
greedily adverb:
He grabbed the bottle and drank greedily.
greediness noun [uncountable]

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