'Covetousness' definitions:

Definition of 'covetousness'

(from WordNet)
An envious eagerness to possess something
Extreme greed for material wealth [syn: avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity]
Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia]

Definition of 'Covetousness'

  • Covetousness \Cov"et*ous*ness\, n.
  • 1. Strong desire. [R.] [1913 Webster]
  • When workmen strive to do better than well, They do confound their skill in covetousness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; excessive desire for riches or money; -- in a bad sense. [1913 Webster]
  • Covetousness, by a greed of getting more, deprivess itself of the true end of getting. --Sprat.
  • Syn: Avarice; cupidity; eagerness. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'covetousness'

From: Easton
  • Covetousness a strong desire after the possession of worldly things (Col. 3:5; Eph. 5:5; Heb. 13:5; 1 Tim. 6:9, 10; Matt. 6:20). It assumes sometimes the more aggravated form of avarice, which is the mark of cold-hearted worldliness.

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