Examples from the Web for covetous
Designer Tomas Maier presented a collection that was rich, sophisticated, and covetous.Milan Fall Fashion Week 2012: Raf Simons’s Last Collection at Jil Sander|Robin Givhan|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was altogether a fierce, grudging, covetous little creature.Brownies and Bogles|Louise Imogen Guiney
I will therefore be the richer by charitable laying out, while the worldling will be poorer by his covetous hoarding up.'
In the end a covetous man succeeded in wheedling Tchaikov away from us.With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign|J. H. (John Henry) Patterson
British Dictionary definitions for covetous
Word Origin and History for covetous
mid-13c., from Old French coveitos (12c., Modern French convoiteux) "desirous, covetous," from Vulgar Latin *cupiditosus, from Latin cupiditas (see covet). Related: Covetously; covetousness.