covetable

covet

[kuhv-it]
verb (used with object)
1.
to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another's property.
2.
to wish for, especially eagerly: He won the prize they all coveted.
verb (used without object)
3.
to have an inordinate or wrongful desire.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English coveiten < Anglo-French coveiter, Old French coveit(i)er < Vulgar Latin *cupidiētāre, verbal derivative of *cupidiētās, for Latin cupititās cupidity

covetable, adjective
coveter, noun
covetingly, adverb
uncoveted, adjective
uncoveting, adjective


1. See envy.


1. renounce.
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covet (ˈkʌvɪt)
 
vb , -vets, -veting, -veted
to wish, long, or crave for (something, esp the property of another person)
 
[C13: from Old French coveitier, from coveitié eager desire, ultimately from Latin cupiditācupidity]
 
'covetable
 
adj
 
'coveter
 
n

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covet
early 13c., from O.Fr. coveitier, probably ult. from L. cupiditas "passionate desire," from cupidus "very desirous," from cupere "long for, desire."
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