greediest greediest  /ˌɡri di ɪst/


  1. (adj) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
  2. (adj) (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
  3. (adj) wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume

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  1. Now, details are emerging about one of the greediest of all Swiss customers, the late Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha.
  2. But Bongo was one of the greediest and, coming to power at 31 in 1967, just seven years after Gabon's independence, one of the first.
  3. Webster is the richest, greediest man in the world.


  • LETTER: Voting ruling disastrous

    What we will effectively have is a dictatorship of the wealthiest and greediest Americans.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times


  1. Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin described Nama as a "bailout for the greediest and the most corrupt in Irish society" and called for nationalisation of the main banks and the development of a State bank. "There is no doubt whatsoever...
    on Sep 17, 2009 By: Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Source: Irish Times

  2. "I topped a chart of the world's greediest people in the Daily Mirror," remembers Skinner. "Imelda Marcos was fourth."
    on Feb 28, 2010 By: Frank Skinner Source: The Guardian

  3. Taking off on the current talk of greed brought about by Lozada's claim of million-dollar kickbacks in the NBN deal with China's ZTE Corp., Marcos described herself as "probably the greediest person of all, for I want to have it all."
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Imelda Marcos Source:

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