adjective see covet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Covetable — Cov et*a*ble (k?v ?t ? b l), a. That may be coveted; desirable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • covetable — covet ► VERB (coveted, coveting) ▪ yearn to possess (something belonging to someone else). DERIVATIVES covetable adjective. ORIGIN Old French cuveitier, from Latin cupiditas cupidity …   English terms dictionary

  • covetable — See covet. * * * …   Universalium

  • covetable — adjective Which may be coveted …   Wiktionary

  • covetable — cov·et·a·ble || kÊŒvÉ™tÉ™bl adj. desirable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • covetable — cov·et·able …   English syllables

  • covetable — ˈkəvə̇d.əbəl adjective Etymology: Middle English covaytabill, modification (influenced by Middle English coveiten to covet) of Middle French covoitable, from Old French coveitable, from coveitier to covet + able : desirable …   Useful english dictionary

  • covet — covetable, adj. coveter, n. covetingly, adv. /kuv it/, v.t. 1. to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another s property. 2. to wish for, esp. eagerly: He won the prize they all coveted. v.i.… …   Universalium

  • desirable — [adj1] attractive, seductive adorable, alluring, beautiful*, charming, covetable, enticing, fascinating, fetching, sexy; concepts 372,579 Ant. bad, disagreeable, disgusting, unattractive, undesirable desirable [adj2] advantageous, good acceptable …   New thesaurus

  • covet — verb Etymology: Middle English coveiten, from Anglo French coveiter, from Vulgar Latin *cupidietare, from Latin cupiditat , cupiditas desire, from cupidus desirous, from cupere to desire Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to wish for earnestly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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