covetous

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From Middle English coveitous, from Anglo-Norman *cuveitus, from Medieval Latin as if *cupiditosus, from Latin cupiditas ‎(desire); see covet.

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covetous ‎(comparative more covetous, superlative most covetous)

  1. Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially money); avaricious.

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