What does covetous mean?

Definitions for covetousˈkʌv ɪ təs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"


  1. covetous(Adjective)

    Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially money); avaricious;

  2. Origin: From coveitous, from *, from as if *, from cupiditas; see covet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Covetous(verb)

    very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense

  2. Covetous(verb)

    inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; -- in a bad sense


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of covetous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of covetous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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