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[kuhv-i-tuh s] /ˈkʌv ɪ təs/

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)

mid-13c., from Old French coveitos (12c., Modern French convoiteux) “desirous, covetous,” from Vulgar Latin *cupiditosus, from Latin cupiditas (see covet). Related: Covetously; covetousness.

a strong desire after the possession of worldly things (Col. 3:5; Eph. 5:5; Heb. 13:5; 1 Tim. 6:9, 10; Matt. 6:20). It assumes sometimes the more aggravated form of avarice, which is the mark of cold-hearted worldliness.


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