Definitions for covetousˈkʌv ɪ təs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cov•et•ous*ˈkʌv ɪ təs(adj.)

  1. inordinately desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy.

  2. eagerly desirous.

* Syn: See avaricious.

Origin of covetous:

1250–1300

cov′et•ous•ness(n.)

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"

Wiktionary

  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


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