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- 1. covetous, envious, jealous, desirous (vs. undesirous), wishful
- usage: showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; "he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"
- 2. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile, acquisitive (vs. unacquisitive)
- usage: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
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