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:
    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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