Synonyms for Greedy:


avaricious (adjective)
mercenary, usurious, money-grubbing, avaricious, sordid, venal, rapacious, Cadging, possessive, miserly, hoarding, monopolistic, grasping, acquisitive, selfish.
desiring excessively (adjective)
eager, swinish, avid, miserly, devouring, hungry, voracious, piggish, desirous, acquisitive, selfish, ravenous, intemperate, close-fisted, grabby, carnivorous, esurient, avaricious, rapacious, edacious, omnivorous, grasping, covetous, hoggish, tight, grudging, insatiable, prehensile, gluttonous.
desirous (adjective)
amorous, needful, hopeful, Thirsting, grasping, covetous, eager, yearning, passionate, Lusting, urgent, hankering, fond, itching, desirous, acquisitive, ardent, longing, expectant, hungry.
edacious (adjective)
envious (adjective)
envious, begrudging, covetous, yearning, discontented, resentful, green-eyed, dissatisfied, desirous, grudging.
hungry (adjective)
narrow-minded (adjective)
selfish (adjective)
egocentric, egotistic, hoggish, selfish, self-centered, self-occupied, narcissistic, vain, self-seeking.


self-absorbed, cynical, inward-looking, ungenerous. ingestion, edacious, ravenous. unappeasable. greedy (noun)
covetous, grasping, desirous, devouring, avaricious, esurient, acquisitive, prehensile, avid, grabby, gluttonous.

Other synonyms:

cynical, unquenchable, inward-looking, self-absorbed, unappeasable. replete. piggy. light. flesh-eating

Usage examples for greedy

  1. But I mustn't be too greedy I am only thankful to get as much of them as I do, for I know their filial hearts are torn between their father and me. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  2. The snap of wood, the gnawing of rats, the rustling of bat wings disturbed the ears of one of the guilty pair, till his voice took on unnatural tones as he tried to tell his story to his greedy companion. – Three Thousand Dollars by Anna Katharine Green
  3. Still, it only made him greedy for more, so taking the poor girl by the hand, he led her to a much larger chamber. – The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett