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Synonyms for covetous

Synonyms for covetous

resentfully or painfully desirous of another's advantages

having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity

Synonyms for covetous

showing extreme cupidity

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immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

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ANUMBER of lazy, greedy and covetous members of the House of Lords are indulging in what is no less than highway robbery of taxpayers' hard-earned cash.
The verdict was a head and half alength over Bay Of Skaill and Covetous, as Smullen kept his filly up to her task having been up there throughout.
But, in the belief that ever-astute Oxx, right, decided to give her more time to mature and develop, she should take plenty of beating in tomorrow's contest, in which Willie McCreery's COVETOUS and the Dermot Weld-trained debutante MUNIZA might fill the places.
Covetous ballet impresario Boris Lermontov and composer Julian Craster were also expertly danced by Sam Archer and Dominic North.
Relive the tale of scrounging, covetous and tightfisted Ebenezer Scrooge, known for his miserly ways, who on Christmas Eve, is haunted by his long dead business partner Jacob Marley.
Written in witty rhyming couplets, and starkly but brilliantly illustrated in tones from dark shades of gray to bright rainbow assortments of shades, "The I-Wants and the Gimmies" tell the tale of a greedy battle between two covetous clan members who both desire to possess a lonely free kitten.
And whoever is in charge of Manchester United - Tottenham's opponents this weekend - will surely flash covetous eyes at him.
8 of the competition of ideas: climate-friendly construction make covetous follows anchored still exhausted hesitant.
The women there can take pride in having a woman for the covetous portfolio and young women can hope for better roles which they can play in the years to come.
The covetous award has been presented to young people from countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Hydraulic and oil resources must be protected from covetous Israel if we are to enjoy a long-standing 2000 liberation, the Druze cleric concluded.
There is nothing wrong with people working in the sex industry and lots of people choose it as their occupation and that should be their prerogative Trevor Boggis THIS is not about inadequate finance, it's about students wanting the lifestyle and money of the working population- a covetous philosophy promoted by successive Labour administrations.
POEM OF THE DAY important that you know, Queuing at the foodbank door, freezing in the snow, Yes Mr Cameron, you're such an important toff, You and your covetous cronies, snouts deep in the gravy trough, Oh Mr Cameron your importance not denied, But all throughout your premiership you've cynically lied, So Mr Cameron importance, is it good?
ere's little that's glamorous, exciting or which will elicit covetous glances from your neighbours but sometimes what you need is something utterly dependable, wholly practical, incredibly easy to drive and which serves to make the business of buying and running a car as painless as possible.
But now Eye's ageing--sometimes ungracefully--far more practical vehicles are the source of covetous desire.