1. showing extreme greed for material wealth; jealous of another's advantages

- he was never covetous before he met her

- jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions

Similar word(s): desirous, wishful, envious, jealous

2. very eager to acquire material things; consumed by selfish desires.

- casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields

Similar word(s): acquisitive, avaricious, grabby, grasping, greedy