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Synonyms for covetousness

resentful or painful desire for another's advantages

excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves

Synonyms for covetousness

an envious eagerness to possess something

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extreme greed for material wealth

reprehensible acquisitiveness

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Broke his poor wife's heart, turned his daughters out of doors, drove his sons into the streets; it was a blessing he went mad at last, through evil tempers, and covetousness, and selfishness, and guzzling, and drinking, or he'd have drove many others so.
These sins are: Covetousness, Unchastity, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth, and, chief of all, Pride, the earliest of all, through which Lucifer was moved to his fatal rebellion against God, whence spring all human ills.
Huntingdon had died intestate or not; and I would sooner die than ask him, lest he should misconstrue into covetousness my desire to know.
Having been sent to Delphi with a large sum of gold for distribution among the citizens, he was so provoked at their covetousness that he refused to divide the money, and sent it back to his master.
Afterwards the crew of the Borgmester Dahl thought of that rotten carrion with tears of regret, covetousness and despair.
If you find yourselves giving way under his threats, just turn your eyes on that noble-looking Pawnee, whose time is measured with a hand as niggardly, as that with which a trader in the towns gives forth the fruits of the Lord, inch by inch, in order to satisfy his covetousness.
The most covetous, griping miser in the world would have been cured of the vice of covetousness if he had been in my case; for I possessed infinitely more than I knew what to do with.
As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is, I believe, the worst of all snares.
Bella ventured for a moment to look stealthily towards him under her eyelashes, and she saw a dark cloud of suspicion, covetousness, and conceit, overshadowing the once open face.
Plotting covetousness and deliberate contrivance, in order to compass a selfish end, are nowhere abundant but in the world of the dramatist: they demand too intense a mental action for many of our fellow-parishioners to be guilty of them.
Structured around the themes of the seven deadly sins pride, covetousness, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth - this extravagant missive allows us to visit some of the world's most eccentric homes , and will take you inside, and we quote, "Ostentatious halls and entrances boasting with pride, slothful living rooms to lounge in, dining rooms and kitchens for gluttons, libidinous bedrooms, furniture that incites envy, collections to covet and materials to arouse the wrath of the puritanical.
After last week's pride, this week the sin he has to fight is covetousness.
We've seen greed, theft, covetousness, worshipping false gods and bearing false witness.
INCLINE my heart unto Thy testimonies and not to covetousness.
Take heed and beware of covetousness, for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.