- inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy.
- eagerly desirous.
- (usually postpositive and foll by of) jealously eager for the possession of something (esp the property of another person)
adj.mid-13c., from Old French coveitos (12c., Modern French convoiteux) “desirous, covetous,” from Vulgar Latin *cupiditosus, from Latin cupiditas (see covet). Related: Covetously; covetousness.