Meaning of greedily in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡriːdɪli/

Translate greedily into Spanish


  • 1In a way that shows an excessive desire or appetite for food.

    ‘we greedily devoured the hors d'oeuvres’
    • ‘On the way home, she buys peaches, which she greedily eats.’
    • ‘A dog yelped, greedily eyeing the leftovers.’
    • ‘The ducks were greedily snapping up the bread off the ground.’
    • ‘He was stuffing his face greedily with the cake.’
    • ‘The girls squealed with delight as they each grabbed a slice greedily.’
    • ‘He began to eat more, and more greedily than he had done before.’
    • ‘She gives her a chocolate bar, which the little girl eats greedily.’
    • ‘Nothing beats holding your food in your hands and biting greedily into it.’
    • ‘Pete was sitting upright in bed, greedily eating from a bowl of strawberries and cream.’
    • ‘He was greedily gulping down a glass of wine and inhaling the food.’
    1. 1.1With an intense and selfish desire for wealth or power.
      ‘bureaucrats are greedily eyeing the organization's rich portfolio of property’
      • ‘This country has become extraordinarily and greedily litigious.’
      • ‘There are a lot of other nations busily, and greedily, assisting them in stripping the oceans.’
      • ‘At the beginning of the experiment, all the cash is quickly and greedily grabbed.’
      • ‘The pirates of the boardroom are greedily grabbing all our money.’
      • ‘Man has carelessly and greedily exploited nature.’
      • ‘People greedily exploit dwindling resources and pollute the atmosphere.’
      • ‘A son is accused of greedily exploiting his aging mother, a beloved philanthropist who had dedicated much of her life to charity.’
      • ‘These telephone lines were installed with taxpayers' money and are now being greedily exploited by rich profiteers.’
      • ‘Christopher had not that impetuosity of youth that rushes greedily to snatch at whatever prize is offered.’
      • ‘Advertisers are guilty of greedily commodifying luxury.’