grabby vs greedy what difference

what is difference between grabby and greedy

English

Etymology

grab +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæbi/
  • Rhymes: -æbi

Adjective

grabby (comparative grabbier, superlative grabbiest)

  1. Tending to grab, especially rudely or greedily.

Synonyms

  • handsy

Derived terms

  • grabbiness


English

Etymology

From Middle English gredy, from Old English grǣdiġ (greedy, hungry, eager), from Proto-Germanic *grēdagaz (hungry), from Proto-Germanic *grēdaz, *grēduz, *grēdô (hunger), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrēdʰ- (to be hungry, long for), equivalent to greed +‎ -y. Cognate with Old Saxon grādag (greedy), Dutch graag (gladly, willingly), Old High German grātag (greedy), Danish grådig (greedy), Norwegian Bokmål grådig (greedy) (from Old Norse gráðigr (greedy), gráði (greed, hunger)), Gothic ???????????????????????????? (grēdags, hungry). Non-Germanic cognates include Sanskrit गृद्धि (gṛddhi, greed), Albanian ngordh (to crave for, starve, die).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːdi/
  • Rhymes: -iːdi

Adjective

greedy (comparative greedier, superlative greediest)

  1. Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.
  2. Prone to overeat.
  3. (regular expressions) Tending to match as much text as possible.
    Antonyms: lazy, nongreedy, reluctant
  4. (computer science, of an algorithm) That tries to find the global optimum by finding the local optimum at each stage.
    Antonym: nongreedy

Synonyms

  • (having greed): Thesaurus:greedy
  • (prone to overeat): gluttonous

Derived terms

  • greed (by back-formation)
  • greediness
  • greedyguts
  • overgreedy

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: gridi

Translations

Further reading

  • greedy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • greedy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • greyed

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