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synonyms for covetous

  • acquisitive
  • avaricious
  • avid
  • close-fisted
  • eager
  • ensurient
  • envious
  • gluttonous
  • grabby
  • grasping
  • green-eyed
  • grudging
  • hogging
  • itchy
  • jealous
  • keen
  • mercenary
  • piggish
  • prehensile
  • rapacious
  • ravenous
  • selfish
  • swinish
  • voracious
  • yearning
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antonyms for covetous

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  • benevolent
  • generous
  • giving
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How to use covetous in a sentence

Your covetous wish that you and your daughter should reign at Hartledon is on the point of being gratified.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Portland, though strictly honest, was covetous; Albemarle was generous.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
And Mme. Duvernoy began to turn it over, as it lay on the mantel-piece, looking at it with covetous eyes.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
Orford was covetous and unprincipled; but he had great professional skill and knowledge, great industry, and a strong will.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
For Demades was covetous and gredie of money, and indeed the lyons are more gentle when their bealyes are well filled.'
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
See, we almost draw swords, because I will not confess myself covetous of Richard's bride!
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
These thoughts and fears I had, and do hence apprehend the fears of all rich men that are covetous and have much money by them.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
Disinterested in the extreme with regard to pecuniary affairs, he is insatiably covetous of fame.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, NO. 366VARIOUS
The far-famed teapot, enveloped in a huge cosy, was for the time being hidden from admiring and covetous eyes.
THE DREADNOUGHT OF THE AIRPERCY F. WESTERMAN
Spoken when covetous people pretend poverty, and conceal their wealth to plead pity.
THE PROVERBS OF SCOTLANDALEXANDER HISLOP
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COVETOUS

  • avaricious
  • avid
  • covetous
  • demanding
  • desirous
  • grabbing
  • grabby
  • grasping
  • greedy
  • predatory
  • prehensile
  • rapacious
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.