Definitions for covetousˈkʌv ɪ təs
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covetous, envious, jealous(adj)
showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
"he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"
avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile(adj)
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"
Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially money); avaricious;
Origin: From coveitous, from *, from as if *, from cupiditas; see covet.
very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense
inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; -- in a bad sense
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