Covetous vs Avid - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between covetous and avid

is that covetous is inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially money); avaricious while avid is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy.

covetous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially money); avaricious.
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    Derived terms

    * covetousness

    avid

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
  • I'm an avid reader.
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  • We waited for something to happen, for anything to happen, we were avid for some event to unfold itself out of the burning nothing to save us.

    Derived terms

    * avidly * avidity

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