Synonyms and Antonyms of covetous

  1. 1 having or marked by an eager and often selfish desire especially for material possessions one aggressive bargain hunter rushed to make a covetous grab for the last marked-down TV Synonyms acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting, greedy, grabby, grasping, mercenary, moneygrubbing, rapaciousRelated Words commercialistic, materialistic, philistine; desirous, eager, itchy, lickerish, miserly; hoggish, piggish, piggy, swinish; devouring, gluttonous, gobbling, insatiable, ravenous, unquenchable, voracious; egocentric, egoistic (also egoistical), egotistic (or egotistical), self-centered, self-seeking; discontent, discontented, malcontent, unsatisfied; begrudging, grudging, resentfulNear Antonyms nonmaterialistic; altruistic, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, greathearted, handsome, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, openhanded, openhearted, selfless, unselfish, unsparing; controlled, moderate, restrained, temperate; content, sated, satisfied

  2. 2 having or showing mean resentment of another's possessions or advantages a covetous child who must destroy what he cannot have Synonyms envious, green-eyed, invidious, jaundiced, jealous, resentfulRelated Words begrudging, grudging; avaricious, grasping, greedy, rapacious; distrustful, suspicious; malicious, petty, spitefulNear Antonyms generous, kind, kindhearted; altruistic, benevolent, charitable; well-meaningAntonyms unenvious

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