Definition of covetous
1 : marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another's possessions
2 : having a craving for possession <covetous of power>
Examples of covetous in a sentence
The expensive car drew many covetous looks.
<one aggressive bargain hunter rushed to make a covetous grab for the last marked-down TV>
First Known Use of covetous
Synonym Discussion of covetous
COVETOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of covetous for English Language Learners
: feeling or showing a very strong desire for something that you do not have and especially for something that belongs to someone else
COVETOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of covetous for Students
: having or showing too much desire for wealth or possessions or for something belonging to another person
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