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covetous

[kuhv-i-tuh s] /ˈkʌv ɪ təs/
adjective
1.
inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy.
2.
eagerly desirous.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English coveitous < Anglo-French, Old French; see covet, -ous
Related forms
covetously, adverb
covetousness, noun
noncovetous, adjective
noncovetously, adverb
noncovetousness, noun
overcovetous, adjective
overcovetously, adverb
overcovetousness, noun
uncovetous, adjective
uncovetously, adverb
uncovetousness, noun
Synonyms
1. grasping, rapacious. See avaricious.
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British Dictionary definitions for uncovetous

covetous

/ˈkʌvɪtəs/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) and foll by of. jealously eager for the possession of something (esp the property of another person)
Derived Forms
covetously, adverb
covetousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uncovetous

covetous

adj.

mid-13c., from Old French coveitos (12c., Modern French convoiteux) "desirous, covetous," from Vulgar Latin *cupiditosus, from Latin cupiditas (see covet). Related: Covetously; covetousness.

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