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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Reprehensible acquisitiveness; Extreme greed for material wealth; An envious yen to own something.

Usage examples (25)
  • Everything you ever wanted could be yours so what was the point in covetousness?
  • See what cruelty covetousness is the cause of, and what horrid practices those are often put upon that are greedy to enlarge their own border.
  • Therefore covetousness, which is desire for money, is a capital vice.
  • Scribes and Pharisees, their covetousness is a special object of reproof. for more
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