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We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.
Alan King

Meaning of "money-grubbing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MONEY-GRUBBING

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MONEY-GRUBBING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Money-Grubbing is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MONEY-GRUBBING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of money-grubbing in the English dictionary

The definition of money-grubbing in the dictionary is seeking greedily to obtain money at every opportunity.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MONEY-GRUBBING

money market
money matters
money of account
money order
money shot
money spider
money supply
money to burn
money wages
money-grubber
money-loser
money-making
money-purchase
money-spinner
moneybags
moneybox
moneychanger
moneyed
moneyer
moneylender

WORDS THAT END LIKE MONEY-GRUBBING

attention-grabbing
back-stabbing
bing
blabbing
bobbing
clubbing
cribbing
dubbing
grabbing
mobbing
nabbing
nightclubbing
robbing
rubbing
scrubbing
sobbing
stabbing
stubbing
subbing
throbbing
webbing

Synonyms and antonyms of money-grubbing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MONEY-GRUBBING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «money-grubbing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of money-grubbing

Translation of «money-grubbing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MONEY-GRUBBING

Find out the translation of money-grubbing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of money-grubbing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «money-grubbing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贪婪积财
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peseteros
570 millions of speakers

English

money-grubbing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पैसा grubbing
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المال العزق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стяжательство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dinheiro de arranque
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টাকা grubbing
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cupide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wang-grubbing
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Raffgier
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

お金grubbing
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

돈 밥 먹고
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhuwit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiền - Đào xới
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பணத்தை சுருட்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पैसा-ओबडधोबड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

grubbing
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

denaro - estirpazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

karczowanie pieniędzy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

користолюбство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bani de defrișare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρήματα - εκρίζωσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geld rooien
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pengar - röjning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pengene - grubbing
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of money-grubbing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MONEY-GRUBBING»

The term «money-grubbing» is regularly used and occupies the 74.904 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MONEY-GRUBBING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about money-grubbing

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QUOTES WITH «MONEY-GRUBBING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word money-grubbing.
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Alan King
We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MONEY-GRUBBING»

Discover the use of money-grubbing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to money-grubbing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little ...
Hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, and sardonically practical, this is the book for everyone who loves rule-bending, loophole-exploiting, money-saving madness. In this economy, it’s every man for himself and dog-eat-dog—and this book can help.
Phil Villarreal, 2013
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Someday I May Find Honest Work: A Newspaper Humorist's Life
As any talk-show host will tell you, this crisis clearly is the fault of money- grubbing Republicans, money-grubbing Democrats, money-grubbing automobile designers, money-grubbing OPEC members, money-grubbing petroleum refineries, ...
Sam Venable, 2007
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Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
monologue noun he quickly launches into another made of money. manic monologue: soliloquy, speech, address, lecture, sermon, homily; formal oration. antonyms poor. money-grubbing adjective informal his money- monomania noun his ...
‎2012
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Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to ...
Mudslinging,. Money-Grubbing,. and. Mayhem. Who. Would. Ever. Run. for. Office ? Minneapolis FBI Agent Coleen Rowley rose to national prominence in 2002 when she exposed glaring gaps in pre—September 11 intelligence gathering and ...
Jennifer L. Lawless, 2011
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Corporate Financial Risk Management: A Computer-based Guide ...
Some people espouse that the economy is too vital to be in the hands of greedy, money-grubbing businesspeople and should be in the hands of fair-minded, benign government bureaucrats charged to protect our interests. However ...
Roy L. Nersesian, 2004
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Social Psychology
These traits were then used as a justification for discrimination, based on the rationale that Jews were different, clannish, and money grubbing. Jews have been depicted in negative ways throughout history. For exam- ple, in Shakespeare's ...
Kenneth S. Bordens, Irwin A. Horowitz, 2001
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Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond
The great saints of history have served their 'private interest' just as the most money-grubbing miser has served his interest. The private interest is whatever it is that drives an individual."9 This is to say that we are all doing what we do so as to ...
Edward Wayne Younkins, 2005
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Damn Slavers!: A History of the Sea Lake and River Battles ...
It just goes to show how anxious the greedy British, Europeans, and other countries were to make big war profits from our civil war, which they did all during the four years of our civil war! ! ! The money grubbing, greedy French and the British ...
Robert James Warner, 2006
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Prophecy and Dissent, 1914-16
But they reply that such considerations are sordid, and that they, the war-like party, have nobler ideals than mere money- grubbing. This is an even more preposterous absurdity than the pretence of trading advantages to be obtained by victory.
Bertrand Russell, Richard A. Rempel, Bernd Frohmann, 1994
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Way Out West in a Dress
... tadpole, Shady ol' skunk-smelling, beady-eyed mole. A back-stabbing, girl nabbing, loot grabbing, no-good fake! A chicken-hearted, lilly-livered, yellow- bellied polecat, Slimy ol' toad-kissing, river bottom rat, A money grubbing, ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MONEY-GRUBBING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term money-grubbing is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Group Claiming Patent On …
You can read the full text of the plaintiff's absurd and patently money-grubbing complaint here . Quintal is a patent-assertion company run by ... «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
2
Medical Monsters vs. Life-Giving Angels
Los Angeles, CA – -(Ammoland.com)- Another week, another money-grubbing Planned Parenthood baby-parts harvester exposed. «AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, Jul 15»
3
Film Review: Ant-Man
He plays Scott Lang, a Robin Hood-style cat burglar who ripped off his last employer for being a heartless, money-grubbing corporation. «Weekly Alibi, Jul 15»
4
Hillary Clinton rakes in money from fossil fuel interests
Clinton responded that in continuing to encourage fossil fuel extraction she is not motivated by money-grubbing but by her concern for the health of the economy ... «Grist, Jul 15»
5
Remind Me Again Why I'm Supposed to Like Phil Mickelson
Rather, it was his money-grubbing and whining. It was his stated desire to move out of his home state of California (he was born and raised in ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
The Han Solo movie proves that prequels are the worst
Let's face it: However enticing it might sound, you don't really want to see Han Solo as a money-grubbing pirate, not any more than you wanted ... «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
7
Did Young Thug and Birdman Try to Kill Lil Wayne?
Self-destructive rap stars are about as cliché as money-grubbing evangelists, and hip-hop's history has no shortage of bad boys—from Flavor ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
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Review: 'Ant-Man' is a minor win for the little guy
A computer whiz outraged by his money-grubbing employers, he turned digital Robin Hood, returning the ill-gotten wealth to the good people ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
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Michigan's record-setting Nike contract a far cry from contentious …
... of Regents, which was told of the Nike deal but didn't have a vote on the issue, expressed concern that it smelled of money-grubbing motives. «MLive.com, Jul 15»
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Which K-Drama Do You Think Is More Romantic - 'High Society' Or …
While the plot has turned Choi Joon Ki (Sung Joon) into a money-grubbing strawman, Lee Ji Yi (Lim Ji Yeon) remains a pragmatic romantic, ... «KDramaStars, Jul 15»

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