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Covenous vs. Covetous

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Covenousadjective

See Covinous, and Covin.

Covetousadjective

Extremely keen or desirous, especially to obtain and possess something belonging to someone else; avaricious.

Covetousadjective

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.’;

Covetousadjective

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.’;

Covetousadjective

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’;

Covetousadjective

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’;

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