greedy greedy  /ˈɡri di/


  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. Not because the rich are greedy but because they are human.
  2. Instead the atmosphere, or kibun, on the streets and in the bars was a sort of greedy get-it-while-you-can consumerism.
  3. The face of over-reaching bankers everywhere, Goodwin got greedy.


  1. Rats take care of each other - up to a point

    When we anthropomorphize rats, they are almost always portrayed as being greedy and selfish. Recently, there has been data that points to the contrary.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

  2. Apple Becomes Oversold (AAPL)

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Watch Stephen Colbert's moving tribute to his mother Lorna

    "I know it may sound greedy to want more days with someone who lived so long, but the fact that my mom was 92 does not diminish, it only magnifies, the enormity of the room whose door has now quietly shut."
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Zap2It


  1. Also remember what Warren Buffett said, "Be fearful when others are greedy; be greedy when others are fearful."
    on Aug 3, 2006 By: Warren Buffett Source: BloggingStocks (blog)

  2. Osbourne, one of rock 'n' roll's most bankable touring stars and the founder of Ozzfest, says "people are getting very greedy."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Ozzy Osbourne Source: The Canadian Press

  3. - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that Republican John McCain keeps switching responses to the economic crisis and now advocates a plan for troubled mortgages that would "reward banks and lenders for their greedy...
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: FOXNews

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