covetously

adverb
1. with jealousy; in an envious manner
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he looked at his friend's new car jealously

Syn: ↑enviously, ↑jealously
Derived from adjective: ↑jealous (for: ↑jealously), ↑covetous, ↑envious (for: ↑enviously)
2. in a greedy manner
Syn: ↑avariciously, ↑greedily
Derived from adjective: ↑greedy (for: ↑greedily), ↑covetous, ↑avaricious (for: ↑avariciously)

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  • Covetously — Cov et*ous*ly, adv. In a covetous manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • covetously — covetous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ longing to possess something. DERIVATIVES covetously adverb covetousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • covetously — adverb see covetous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • covetously — See covetous. * * * …   Universalium

  • covetously — adverb In a covetous manner …   Wiktionary

  • covetously — adv. greedily, lustfully, graspingly, enviously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • covetously — cov·e·tous·ly …   English syllables

  • covetous — covetously, adv. covetousness, n. /kuv i teuhs/, adj. 1. inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy. 2. eagerly desirous. [1250 1300; ME coveitous < AF, OF; see COVET, OUS] Syn. 1. grasping, rapacious. See avaricious. * * * …   Universalium

  • avariciously — adverb in a greedy manner • Syn: ↑covetously, ↑greedily • Derived from adjective: ↑greedy (for: ↑greedily), ↑covetous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • enviously — adverb with jealousy; in an envious manner he looked at his friend s new car jealously • Syn: ↑covetously, ↑jealously • Derived from adjective: ↑jealous (for: ↑jealously), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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