Covetous

Definition of Covetous

Cov´et`ous   Pronunciation: k?v´?t-?s
a.1.Very desirous; eager to obtain; - used in a good sense.
Covetous of wisdom and fair virtue.
- Shak.
Covetous death bereaved us all,
To aggrandize one funeral.
- Emerson.
2.Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; - in a bad sense.
The covetous person lives as if the world were madealtogether for him, and not he for the world.
- South.

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