covetously

covetous

[kuhv-i-tuhs]
adjective
1.
inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy.
2.
eagerly desirous.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English coveitous < Anglo-French, Old French; see covet, -ous

covetously, adverb
covetousness, noun
noncovetous, adjective
noncovetously, adverb
noncovetousness, noun
overcovetous, adjective
overcovetously, adverb
overcovetousness, noun
uncovetous, adjective
uncovetously, adverb
uncovetousness, noun


1. grasping, rapacious. See avaricious.
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covetous (ˈkʌvɪtəs)
 
adj (and foll by of)
jealously eager for the possession of something (esp the property of another person)
 
'covetously
 
adv
 
'covetousness
 
n

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covetous
c.1300, from O.Fr. coveitus, from L. *cupiditosus, from cupiditas (see covet). Related: Covetousness (late 15c.).
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