Covetous vs Miserly - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between covetous and miserly

is that covetous is inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially money); avaricious while miserly is like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money.

covetous

English

Adjective

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

    * covetousness

    miserly

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money
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