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noun as in longing

noun as in meanness

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A country with the coveting triple-A rating can borrow money at very low cost, because its bonds are considered safe.

The president identified the essence of the problem: people coveting government benefits without a willingness to pay for them.

Often they would pick up one of my possessions, and, whilst not exactly coveting it, they would ask for one like it.

I am free, and am happy in my freedom; the men who fawn round me, coveting my fortune, fill me with disgust.

Different nationalities looked upon Amelia Island with longing eyes for many years, coveting it for their possession.

His coveting of this woman was suddenly magnified by sight of her loveliness, flawless in the brilliant light.

The Helvetii, coveting the fertile land that lay beside theirs, decided to attempt its conquest.


On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coveting, such as: distrustful, greedy, suspicious, watchful, appetent, and aspiring.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.