Definitions of covetousness

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

avarice, avaritia, greed, rapacity
Type of:
deadly sin, mortal sin
an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace

n extreme greed for material wealth

avarice, avariciousness, cupidity
Type of:
excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves

n an envious eagerness to possess something

Type of:
enviousness, envy
a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another

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