Meaning of “covetous” in the English Dictionary

"covetous" in British English

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uk /ˈkʌv.ɪ.təs/ us /ˈkʌv.ə.t̬əs/ formal disapproving

wanting to have something too much, especially something that belongs to someone else:

I can't help casting covetous looks at my neighbour's new Porsche.
adverb uk /ˈkʌv.ɪ.tə us /ˈkʌv.ə.t̬ə

The boys looked covetously at the shiny new motorcycles.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈkʌv.ɪ.təs.nəs/ us /ˈkʌv.ə.t̬əs.nəs/

(Definition of “covetous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)