Covetous

Cov"et*ous

(k?v"?t-?s), a. [OF. coveitos, F. convoiteux. See Covet, v. t.] 1. Very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense. [Archaic]
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Covetous of wisdom and fair virtue.
Shak.
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Covetous death bereaved us all,
To aggrandize one funeral.
Emerson.
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2. Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; -- in a bad sense.
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The covetous person lives as if the world were madealtogether for him, and not he for the world.
South.

Syn. -- Avaricious; parsimonious; penurious; misrely; niggardly. See Avaricious.
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