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covetousness

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cov·et·ous  (kŭv′ĭ-təs)
adj.
1. Excessively and culpably desirous of the possessions of another. See Synonyms at jealous.
2. Marked by extreme desire to acquire or possess: covetous of learning.

cov′et·ous·ly adv.
cov′et·ous·ness n.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.covetousness - an envious eagerness to possess something
enviousness, envy - a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
2.covetousness - extreme greed for material wealthcovetousness - extreme greed for material wealth    
greed - excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
3.covetousness - reprehensible acquisitivenesscovetousness - reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"
Translations
covetousness [ˈkʌvɪtəsnɪs] Ncodicia f
covetousness
nBegierde f (→ of auf +acc), → Begehren nt(of nach)
covetousness [ˈkʌvɪtəsnɪs] navidità, brama


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Planchet had tasted of riches easily acquired, and was never afterwards likely to stop in his desires; but, as he had a good heart in spite of his covetousness, as he adored D'Artagnan, he could not refrain from making him a thousand recommendations, each more affectionate than the others.
This coat of many colors had excited the admiration, and inflamed the covetousness of both warriors and squaws, to an extravagant degree.
Certainly my offer does not sound very magnificent, but it was great to me, for at his words a wave of covetousness had swept over my heart, and I almost felt as if the seventy-nine camels that were left were nothing in comparison.
 
 
 
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