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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cov·et·ous /ˈkʌvətəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cov·et·ous a.
 1. Very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense. [Archaic]
    Covetous of wisdom and fair virtue.   --Shak.
 Covetous death bereaved us all,
 To aggrandize one funeral.   --Emerson.
 2. Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; -- in a bad sense.
    The covetous person lives as if the world were madealtogether for him, and not he for the world.   --South.
 Syn: -- Avaricious; parsimonious; penurious; misrely; niggardly. See Avaricious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn:
             envious, jealous]
      2: 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" [syn: avaricious,
          grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile]