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covetous adjective

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Example sentences of
covetous adjective

  • The expensive car drew many covetous looks.
  • one aggressive bargain hunter rushed to make a covetous grab for the last marked-down TV

Synonyms of
covetous adjective

Detailed synonyms for covetous adjective

Covetous, greedy, acquisitive, grasping, avaricious, grabby significan que tiene o demuestra un poderoso afán de posesiones, particularmente las posesiones materiales.
  • Covetous suele indicar un afán desordenado de lo que en justicia corresponde a otro <covetous of his brother's wealth>.
  • Greedy recalca un afán caracterizado por la ausencia de control y discernimiento <greedy for even higher profits>.
  • Acquisitive indica tanto el anhelo de poseer como la aptitud de adquirir y mantener las posesiones <mansions that were the pride of the acquisitive class>.
  • Grasping añade una indicación de anhelo y de egoísmo, y connota a menudo el uso de medios injustos o despiadados <his grasping relatives had gotten most of the estate>.
  • Avaricious indica una codicia obsesiva, en particular por las riquezas acumulables, y conlleva una fuerte insinuación de tacañería <avaricious officials continue to rob the lower classes>.
    antonyms: generous
  • Grabby, un término informal, implica codicia infantil e impulsiva <don't be so grabby, there's enough for everyone>.

Reverse translation for covetous

codicioso  - avaricious, covetous 
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