What is another word for greedily?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈiːdɪlɪ] (IPA)

Synonyms for greedily include voraciously, gluttonously, ravenously, rapaciously, insatiably, avariciously, covetously, graspingly, eagerly, desperately, and hungrily. These words all describe the action of taking in or seeking more than one needs or desires. Greedily is often used to describe a person's excessive or selfish desire for material possessions, wealth, or power. The synonyms for greedily can be used to emphasize the negative aspects of this behavior or to describe someone's passion for something in a more positive light.

Usage examples for Greedily

Kali did not allow this command to be repeated, but immediately began to tear the liver with his teeth, and greedily gulp down the raw pieces; seeing that Stas gazed at him with loathing he did not cease between one gulp and another to repeat: Msuri!
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
The sun drank up the moisture and the life out of the soil more and more greedily and unmercifully.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Those who were nearest clutched them greedily.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot

Famous quotes with Greedily

  • Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing.
    Isaac Barrow
  • We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
    Denis Diderot
  • Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.
    Xun Zi
  • Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.
    Lao Tzu
  • We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip little by little at a truth we find bitter.
    Denis Diderot

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