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adjective greedy pronunciation in American English /ˈɡridi/
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adjectivegreedy
comparativegreedier
superlativegreediest
  1. 1
    British wanting to eat or drink more food than you need

    Don’t be so greedy!

  2. 2
    wanting more money, things, or power than you need
    greedy for:

    greedy for power

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greedily

 greedy pronunciation in American English adverb

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