(Old French) coveitos, (French) convoiteux. See Covet, transitive verb
1. Very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense. [Archaic] Covetous of wisdom and fair virtue. (Shakespeare) Covetous death bereaved us all, To aggrandize one funeral. Emerson.2. Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially 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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From Middle English coveitous, from Anglo-Norman *cuveitus, from Medieval Latin as if *cupiditosus, from Latin cupiditas (“desire”); see covet.
See also :greedy
Adjective covetous (comparative more covetous, superlative most covetous) Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially money); avaricious.
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