See Covinous, and Covin.
Extremely keen or desirous, especially to obtain and possess something belonging to someone else; avaricious.
Very desirous; eager to obtain; - used in a good sense.
‘Covetous of wisdom and fair virtue.’; ‘Covetous death bereaved us all,To aggrandize one funeral.’;
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.’;
showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages;
‘he was never covetous before he met her’; ‘jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions’; ‘envious of their art collection’;
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth;
‘they are avaricious and will do anything for money’; ‘casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields’; ‘a grasping old miser’; ‘grasping commercialism’; ‘greedy for money and power’; ‘grew richer and greedier’; ‘prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees’;