Definition of covetous
- He looked at his boss's new car with covetous eyes.
- covetous of power
The expensive car drew many covetous looks.
one aggressive bargain hunter rushed to make a covetous grab for the last marked-down TV
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eating one's heart out, green with envy;
: feeling or showing a very strong desire for something that you do not have and especially for something that belongs to someone else
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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