Greedy and Miserly


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Greedy adjective – Having or marked by an eager and often selfish desire especially for material possessions.
Usage example: the greedy exploitation of the land by developers

Miserly is a synonym for greedy in selfish topic. In some cases you can use "Miserly" instead an adjective "Greedy", when it comes to topics like stingy, avaricious, not generous, desiring excessively.
Nearby Words: greed, greediness, greedily
Synonyms for Greedy


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Miserly adjective – Giving or sharing as little as possible.
Usage example: my brother, who is notoriously miserly, surprised us when he offered to pick up the tab

Greedy is a synonym for miserly in selfish topic. You can use "Greedy" instead an adjective "Miserly", if it concerns topics such as avaricious, not generous, penny-pinching.
Nearby Words: miserable, miserliness, miser
Synonyms for Miserly

Things that words describes

person greedy person miserly person
character greedy character miserly character
man greedy man miserly man
nature greedy nature miserly nature
Other nouns: ass, farmer, king, father, tyrant, miser, ways, tendencies.

Both words in one sentence

  • Brutus is portrayed in a deeply unsympathetic way as a coward, completely under the heel of his mother, a boring pseudointellectual, and both miserly and greedy when it comes to money.
  • But, the king is a miserly and greedy tyrant.
  • Literature / Johannes Cabal the Necromancer Tricked Into Signing: Cabal has one year to get 100 people to sell their souls to the Devil in order to get his own soul back and is shown tricking a miserly and greedy farmer into selling his soul by making the man think he's signing a land contract.
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