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Greedy vs. Generous

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Greedyadjective

Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.

Generousadjective

Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous.

‘Thank you for your generous words.’;

Greedyadjective

Prone to overeat.

Generousadjective

Willing to give and share unsparingly; showing a readiness to give more (especially money) than is expected or needed.

‘She's been extremely generous with her winnings.’;

Greedyadjective

(regular expressions) Tending to match as much text as possible.

‘This regular expression performs a greedy match.’;

Generousadjective

Large, more than ample, copious.

‘Add a generous helping of mayonnaise.’;

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Greedyadjective

That tries to find the global optimum by finding the local optimum at each stage.

Generousadjective

Invigorating in its nature.

‘a generous wine’;

Greedyadjective

Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry; - followed by of; as, a lion that is greedy of his prey.

Generousadjective

(obsolete) Of noble birth.

Greedyadjective

Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain.

Generousadjective

Of honorable birth or origin; highborn.

‘The generous and gravest citizens.’;

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Greedyadjective

immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth;

‘they are avaricious and will do anything for money’; ‘casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields’; ‘a grasping old miser’; ‘grasping commercialism’; ‘greedy for money and power’; ‘grew richer and greedier’; ‘prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees’;

Generousadjective

Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous.

Greedyadjective

(often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous;

‘avid for adventure’; ‘an avid ambition to succeed’; ‘fierce devouring affection’; ‘the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity’; ‘greedy for fame’;

Generousadjective

Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father.

Greedyadjective

wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume;

‘don't be greedy with the cookies’;

Generousadjective

Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table.

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Generousadjective

Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine.

Generousadjective

willing to give and share unstintingly;

‘a generous donation’;

Generousadjective

not petty in character and mind;

‘unusually generous in his judgment of people’;

Generousadjective

more than adequate;

‘a generous portion’;

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