Definition of covetous in English:

covetous

Line breaks: covet|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌvɪtəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

covetously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Since I was alone, I did not dare to leave my spot, which other concertgoers were already eyeing covetously, to get an extra chair.
  • I used to sit at the kitchen table and covetously turn the thin pages, dog earring necessities to be pointed out to my parents.
  • Historians may look covetously at the Academy's scientists.

covetousness

noun
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  • While lagging behind on covetousness and lust, we beat all comers in the sheer weight of our self-admiration.
  • To this flesh belong adultery, covetousness, lust and murder.
  • The sections explore grace in relation to problems like anxiety, impatience, covetousness, despondency and lust.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French coveitous, based on Latin cupiditas (see cupidity).

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