Meaning of covetousness

covetousness




Definitions of covetousness
  1. noun

    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

    synonyms:

    avarice, avaritia, greed, rapacity

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    type of:

    deadly sin, mortal sin

    an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace

  2. noun

    extreme greed for material wealth

    synonyms:

    avarice, avariciousness, cupidity

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    type of:

    greed

    excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves

  3. noun

    an envious eagerness to possess something

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    type of:

    enviousness, envy

    a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another

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