Definition of Covetousness

1. Noun. An envious eagerness to possess something.

Generic synonyms: Enviousness, Envy



2. Noun. Extreme greed for material wealth.
Exact synonyms: Avarice, Avariciousness, Cupidity
Generic synonyms: Greed
Derivative terms: Avaricious, Avaricious, Covetous

3. Noun. Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins).
Exact synonyms: Avarice, Avaritia, Greed, Rapacity
Generic synonyms: Deadly Sin, Mortal Sin
Derivative terms: Avaricious, Covetous, Greedy, Rapacious

Definition of Covetousness

1. n. Strong desire.

Definition of Covetousness

1. Noun. Immoderate desire for the possession of something, especially for wealth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Covetousness

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Literary usage of Covetousness

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1. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"In this way covetousness is a sin of man against himself by the ... 7s covetousness always a mortal sin ? R. covetousness may be taken in two ways. ..."

2. British Reformers by Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A, Board of Publication (1842)
"ON covetousness, BEING Sis last Sermon preached before King Edward, AD 1550. LUKE xii. ... TAKE heed and beware of covetousness:—take heed and beware of ..."

3. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"7s covetousness always a mortal sin? R. covetousness may be taken in two ways. As opposed to justice, covetousness is a mortal sin of its kind : for, ..."

4. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1837)
"This interpreted David's covetousness. But went it off so? No. ... His repentance prevailed : behold, what work this part of covetousness makes ! what evil, ..."

5. The Works of the Rev. John Newton by John Newton (1824)
"There are two words in the Greek Testament, which are ren- df'red covetousness in our version. The one literally signifies, The love of money : the other, ..."

6. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1850)
"covetousness is also an enemy to alms, ... the arts of getting money are not easily made criminal. To which also we may add, 1. covetousness makes a man ..."

7. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"covetousness from cacti, and cupido to desire, signifies having a desire. CUPIDITY is a more immediate derivative from the Latin, signifying the same thing. ..."

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