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covetous

adjective uk   /ˈkʌv.ɪ.təs/ us    /-t̬əs/ formal disapproving
wanting to have something too much, especially something that belongs to someone else: People were casting covetous eyes over the large yacht moored in the harbour.
covetously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The boys looked covetously at the shiny new motorcycles.
covetousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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