HyperDic: covetous

English > 2 senses of the word covetous:
ADJECTIVEallcovetous, envious, jealousshowing extreme / extreme cupidity
allcovetous, avaricious, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensileimmoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
English > covetous: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing extreme / extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages.
Examples
  • "he was never covetous before he met her"
  • "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"
Synonymsenvious, jealous
Broaderdesirous, wishfulHaving or expressing desire for something
Spanishceloso, codicioso, envidiosa, envidioso
Nounscovetousnessextreme / extreme greed for material wealth
Adverbscovetouslywith jealousy
English > covetous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningimmoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth.
Example "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"
Synonymsavaricious, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile
Broaderacquisitiveeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
Spanishavariciosa, avaricioso, avarienta, avariento, avaro, ávida, ávido, codicioso, mezquina
Catalanavar, avariciós, cobdiciós
Nounscovetousnessreprehensible acquisitiveness
Adverbscovetouslyin a greedy manner

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