Meaning of “greedy” in the English Dictionary

"greedy" in British English

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greedyadjective

uk /ˈɡriː.di/ us /ˈɡriː.di/

B2 wanting a lot more food, money, etc. than you need:

greedy, selfish people
He's greedy for power/success.

More examples

  • You greedy pig! You're not having another chocolate biscuit!
  • It would be greedy to have another slice of cake.
  • He was portrayed as a greedy, grasping man.
  • Don't be greedy!
  • Is it just greedy to want more money?
greedily
adverb uk /ˈɡriː.dəl.i/ us /ˈɡriː.dəl.i/

He ate the bread greedily.
greediness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈɡriː.di.nəs/ us /ˈɡriː.di.nəs/

(Definition of “greedy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)