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covetousadjective

uk   /ˈkʌv.ɪ.təs/  us   /-t̬əs/ formal disapproving
wanting to have something too much, ​especially something that ​belongs to someone ​else: I can't ​helpcasting covetous ​looks at my neighbour's new Porsche.
covetously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​boyslooked covetously at the ​shiny new ​motorcycles.
covetousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of covetous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “covetous”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指对属于别人的东西)贪求的,垂涎的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指對屬於別人的東西)貪求的,垂涎的…
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