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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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but to be rich and covetous is a disgrace to human nature ...
When the countries are invaded and subject to enemy's covetous plans, Iran will spare no efforts to help them if asked, he added.
GARRY Monk has issued a 'hands off ' warning to any clubs casting covetous glances at some of his star players.
The new students prompt the formation of anticlone groups and protests, which Emma objects to, but she is also fighting her own battle, having won a place in the covetous Ten, the top academic group of the school.
"The Lebanese have never bowed to an occupier, a covetous or an ambitious.
The Vice Chancellor said that the Departments of Criminology at Karachi University and Sindh University had produced students who had later grown to be top-brass of the police departments across Pakistan and some of them had also attained the covetous status of being national pride.
And for how long will it remain beautiful and green anyway, if a housing developer casts a covetous eye over it?
My little sample was in agreement that in some cases it might be applied wrongly by covetous men.
Now it is an occasion for the UK to waste PS6 billion of the nation's resources on the advertising industry, who invade, cripple and control the minds of children and adults, to become even dopier and more covetous than they were, using wealth which could have given dignity to the homeless and the destitute, even those not born in stables.
As the ceremony was in December, we had a nickname for them u "The Frozen Chosen." The Nobel Committee was very covetous of the winners and allowed the American ambassador only 90 minutes to host them for a lunch.
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.