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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: People were casting covetous eyes over the large yacht moored in the harbour.
covetously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The boys looked covetously at the shiny new motorcycles.
covetousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “covetous”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指對屬於別人的東西)貪求的,垂涎的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指对属于别人的东西)贪求的,垂涎的…
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