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Overeager to make money; grasping.‘money-grubbing speculators’
acquisitive, avaricious, grasping, money-grabbing, greedy, rapacious, mercenary, materialisticgrabbyquaestuary, mammonish, mammonisticView synonyms
- ‘The money-grubbing cronies somehow didn't get around to restoring trade relations until two weeks ago.’
- ‘The conventional wisdom is that the country's intelligentsia today are apolitical and money-grubbing, more interested in jobs than democracy.’
- ‘On the contrary, they are all self-centred, money-grubbing social climbers.’
- ‘The only people who know you're here besides those money-grubbing chits are family.’
- ‘If we are made to submit this application, the world will see us for what we really are - money-grubbing, greedy, corporate thieves.’
- ‘Athletes and owners would start looking like heroes instead of money-grubbing parasites.’
- ‘Hart comes across as anything but a money-grubbing fool.’
- ‘Just that, in our cynical money-grubbing society, everybody has their price.’
- ‘The great crimes of the twentieth century were committed not by money-grubbing capitalists but by dedicated idealists.’
- ‘Today, he's a greedy, money-grubbing official.’
- ‘Some argue that we are witnessing the rise of a shallow, money-grubbing generation.’
- ‘This is not a democratic sport of the people, which has been betrayed by some money-grubbing traitors.’
- ‘You're a con man and a money-grubbing sellout.’
- ‘Well, of course the oil companies are gouging customers - money-grubbing corporations do that!’
- ‘He can't seem to keep a job, he loses at cards, and he's married to a horrible, money-grubbing, demanding shrew of a wife.’
- ‘Peter's employers - an exploitative wrestling manager and the cynical, money-grubbing newspaper boss - do nothing to salvage big business's sinister image.’
- ‘What ever happened to all those tweed-jacket-and-blue-jean-garbed professors who liked nothing more than to thumb their noses at the money-grubbing business set?’
- ‘The picture painted of Burrell was one of a sick, sad, money-grubbing traitor - but every word was false.’
- ‘Another movie was a comedy about a backstabbing, money-grubbing family positioning to collect its grandfather's riches after his death.’
- ‘It has been taken over by large monopolies - money-grubbing companies.’
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