Being greedy means you want more and more of something, especially money. But you can be greedy for just about anything, including food, drink, or fame.

People who are greedy are a little too interested in having something. Usually, that something is money. Rich people who keep trying to get more and more money are often accused by being greedy. A gluttonous person is greedy for food. If you're obsessed with something and can't get enough of it, you're greedy for it. This is a word for extreme, grasping, devouring behavior.

Definitions of greedy
  1. adjective
    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    greedy for money and power”
    “grew richer and greedier
    synonyms: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, prehensile
    eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
  2. adjective
    (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
    greedy for fame”
    synonyms: avid, devouring, esurient
    desirous, wishful
    having or expressing desire for something
  3. adjective
    wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume
    “don't be greedy with the cookies”
    given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
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