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covetous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word covetous

(adj) showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
Synonyms : envious , jealous
Example Sentence
  • he was never covetous before he met her
  • jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions
  • envious of their art collection

(adj) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
Example Sentence
  • they are avaricious and will do anything for money
  • casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields
  • a grasping old miser
  • grasping commercialism
  • greedy for money and power
  • grew richer and greedier
  • prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for covetous

covetous = split it as cove(love) + to + US ; because of excessive greed and the love for money covetous people go to USA. i remembered like that.
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by maheshagurla

karan johar is covetous about kareena kapoor
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by anudeep meka

winners are always greedy (/ covetous \)to win the COVETED titles/cups. ...................................... also ............ In media reports, sports news are always like --> a competition for The "COVETED" title/cup.
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by mohanster

Covetousness is one of the seven deadly sins described in bible http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins#Greed
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by rotten

cove(cover)+tous(others)-cover others property
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by satheish

Split it as COVE(love) TOwards US $ (dollar).
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by mustanggt800

"covet all lose all"
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by salini

covet means desire or dream ...
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by ipavan57

come(cov)+to+us -- you are trying to bring something to you
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by vishal733

bush was so greedy or jealous that he cover whole of US
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by iet.saket@gmail.com

let us (ous) cover (cove) = we are greedy for it and want to occupy (cover) it.
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by maverickhunt

My friend Kavit [covet] is very much greedy.
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by HimanshuJainshweta

cope with others=covetous
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by mmi

covet means to desire or long for or crave something immoderately to the point of jealousy and envy and insatiably
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by fahad18g

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