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1. covetousness

noun. an envious eagerness to possess something.

Synonyms

  • envy

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • covetous (English)
  • coveitous (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. covetousness

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

Synonyms

  • deadly sin
  • avarice
  • mortal sin
  • greed
  • rapacity

Antonyms

  • look down on

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • covetous (English)
  • coveitous (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. covetousness

noun. extreme greed for material wealth.

Synonyms

  • avarice
  • avariciousness
  • greed

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • covetous (English)
  • coveitous (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with covetousness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Another reason that Christianity discourages wealth can be found in the Ten Commandments where God condemns the idea of covetousness.

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