Meaning of COVETOUS in English

adj. Function: adjective

having or marked by an urgent and often unscrupulous desire for possessions FF1C; the covetous eye of an avid collector FF1E;

Synonyms: acquisitive, desirous, grabby, grasping, greedy, itchy, prehensile

Related Words: esurient, gluttonous, rapacious, ravenous, voracious; hoggish, lickerish, piggish, swinish; avid, eager, keen; envious, jealous; grudging, selfish

Contrasted Words: generous, liberal, munificent; ungrudging, unselfish; abstemious, abstinent, ascetic, austere; moderate, restrained, temperate

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.