Definition of covetous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌvətəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌvətəs//
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having a strong desire for the things that other people have Word Origin Middle English: from Old French coveitous, based on Latin cupiditas, from cupidus ‘desirous’, from cupere ‘to desire’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: covetous