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Dictionary definition for: Covetous

1. (s) showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another''s advantages; "he was never covetous before he met her" "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions" "envious of their art collection"

2. (s) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "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 greed

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