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cov·et·ous  audio  (kv-ts) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Excessively and culpably desirous of the possessions of another. See Synonyms at jealous.
  2. Marked by extreme desire to acquire or possess: covetous of learning.


OTHER FORMS:
covet·ous·ly(Adverb), covet·ous·ness(Noun)


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