covetous

[ kuhv-i-tuhs ]
/ ˈkʌv ɪ təs /

adjective

inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy.
eagerly desirous.

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Origin of covetous

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English coveitous, from Anglo-French, Old French; see covet, -ous

synonym study for covetous

1. See avaricious.

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British Dictionary definitions for covetous

covetous
/ (ˈkʌvɪtəs) /

adjective

(usually postpositive and foll by of) jealously eager for the possession of something (esp the property of another person)

Derived forms of covetous

covetously, adverbcovetousness, noun
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