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 for greedy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Greedy \Greed"y\ (gr[=e]d"[y^]), a. [Compar. Greedier
     (-[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Greediest.] [OE. gredi, AS.
     gr[=ae]dig, gr[=e]dig; akin to D. gretig, OS. gr[=a]dag, OHG.
     gr[=a]tag, Dan. graadig, OSw. gradig, gr[*a]dig, Icel.
     gr[=a][eth]ugr, Goth. gr[=e]dags greedy, gr[=e]d[=e]n to be
     hungry; cf. Skr. g[.r]dh to be greedy. Cf. Greed.]
     1. Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous;
        voracious; very hungry; -- followed by of; as, a lion that
        is greedy of his prey.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous;
        eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are
             avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting
             covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old
             miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and
             power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers
             stingy with raises for their employees" [syn:
             avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy,
      2: (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous;
         "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce
         devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid
         curiosity"; "greedy for fame" [syn: avid, devouring(a),
         esurient, greedy]
      3: wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume;
         "don't be greedy with the cookies"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "greedy":
     Apician, a hog for, acquiring, acquisitive, all-devouring,
     ambitious for self, autistic, avaricious, avid, bolting,
     bottomless, careerist, close, cormorant, coveting, covetous,
     cramming, crapulent, crapulous, craving, desirous, devouring,
     edacious, egotistical, esurient, glutting, gluttonizing,
     gluttonous, gobbling, gorging, grabby, grasping, gulping, guttling,
     guzzling, hoggish, hyperphagic, individualistic, insatiable,
     insatiate, intemperate, itchy, limitless, materialistic, mean,
     mercenary, mingy, miserly, money-hungry, money-mad, narcissistic,
     near, niggardly, omnivorous, overgreedy, parsimonious,
     penny-pinching, penurious, personalistic, piggish, polyphagic,
     possessive, prehensile, privatistic, quenchless, rapacious,
     ravening, ravenous, remote, self-absorbed, self-admiring,
     self-advancing, self-besot, self-centered, self-considerative,
     self-contained, self-devoted, self-esteeming, self-indulgent,
     self-interested, self-jealous, self-occupied, self-pleasing,
     self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, selfish, slakeless,
     sordid, stingy, stuffing, swinish, tight, tight-fisted,
     unappeasable, unappeased, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied,
     unslakeable, unslaked, venal, voracious, wolfing

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