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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

Related Words

extreme greed for material wealth

reprehensible acquisitiveness

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In the "The Journey," he stresses that Envy is just as important to avoid in this journey of life; just like other sins such as lust, covetousness and avarice, envy also lurks waiting to attack and bring one to his "perdition":
The President quoted from Surah-e-Hashar of the Quran; 'Those who are saved from the covetousness of their own souls, they are the ones that achieve prosperity.
However, by growing potatoes for his own consumption and feigning to protect his crop from theft, he successfully generated covetousness in his subjects and nudged them into producing and consuming spuds for themselves.
The danger of it becoming a habit was always present and even if Christians were strong-willed enough not to be affected by covetousness or greed, others with weak wills could be influenced by the example.
6 -- In vain do we boast that knowledge and intelligence in the 21st century had broken down all the strongholds of prejudice, ignorance, and superstition; and yet, at this very time, you can see that partisanship, injustice, total lack of elegance, covetousness, envious eagerness and extreme greed for material wealth and power skyrocketing among the politicians?
They are full of murderous resentment and idle talk: of the mind, covetousness, hatred, and error.
Binay's covetousness has a Filipino vernacular term equivalent.
McCabe was so brilliant a player that legendary cricket writer Neville Cardus described one of his innings in these words: "It was cricket of felicity, power and no covetousness, strength and no brutality, assault and no battery, dazzling strokes and no rhetoric; lovely brave batsmanship, giving joy to the connoisseur.
Mammon" has always been protean in the Western imagination: while in some texts he approaches the status of a deity, in others he seems merely a placeholder for covetousness and venality.
Our best hope is cultural change, a move toward calming the country's covetousness.
In certain parts of South Africa the belief prevails that greed, covetousness and the selfish hoarding of individual material resources can be associated with dangerous supernatural forces.
Now international brokers give them deal by creating covetousness of rich gas project opportunities and by offering US sponsored financial incentives for EEZ and Varosha ghost resort; this is because US wants settlement of Cyprus problem to be reached as soon as possible.
The only answer consists of the covetousness of the Iranian Islamic Republic, which is controlled by the non-elected Ayatollahs and which has Persian ambitions in Bahrain and the entire Gulf.
From the left, Professor Norman Pollack of Michigan State University, a Guggenheim Fellow, sneered sarcastically that, "Obama spoke with becoming assurance--to me, arrogance--as the leader of the Enlightened World in its struggle against the forces of ignorance, darkness, covetousness, wholly oblivious to America's moral sense and good intentions".
Paul says in his letter to the Ephesians: "Immorality, all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you.