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English definition of “covetous”


adjective     /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.Envy and jealousy covetously     /-li/ adverb The boys looked covetously at the shiny new motorcycles.Envy and jealousy covetousness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of covetous adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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