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Meaning of COVETOUSNESS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  2. [n]  extreme greed for material wealth
  3. [n]  an envious eagerness to possess something
 

COVETOUSNESS is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: avarice, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, cupidity, greed, rapacity
 
 See Also: deadly sin, enviousness, envy, greed, mortal sin, the green-eyed monster

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cov"et*ous*ness\, n.
1. Strong desire. [R.]

         When workmen strive to do better than well, They do
         confound their skill in covetousness. --Shak.

2. A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing
   some supposed good; excessive desire for riches or money;
   -- in a bad sense.

         Covetousness, by a greed of getting more, deprivess
         itself of the true end of getting.    --Sprat.

Syn: Avarice; cupidity; eagerness.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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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