what is difference between grasping and greedy
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæspɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɑːspɪŋ/
- Hyphenation: grasp‧ing
grasping (comparative more grasping, superlative most grasping)
- Greedy, eager for wealth.
- See also Thesaurus:greedy
- present participle and gerund of grasp
grasping (plural graspings)
- The act of one who grasps or covets.
- pargings, sparging, spriggan
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”).
- IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːdi/
- Rhymes: -iːdi
greedy (comparative greedier, superlative greediest)
- Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.
- Prone to overeat.
- (regular expressions) Tending to match as much text as possible.
- Antonyms: lazy, nongreedy, reluctant
- (computer science, of an algorithm) That tries to find the global optimum by finding the local optimum at each stage.
- Antonym: nongreedy
- (having greed): Thesaurus:greedy
- (prone to overeat): gluttonous
- greed (by back-formation)
- Sranan Tongo: gridi
- greedy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- greedy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.