- I(Roget's IV) n.Syn. avarice, Cupidity, avariciousness; see greed .II(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Resentful or painful desire for another's advantages: enviousness, envy, jealousy. See DESIRE. 2. Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, cupidity, graspingness, greed. Informal: grabbiness. See DESIRE, GIVE.
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Covetousness — • Generally, an unreasonable desire for what we do not possess Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Covetousness Covetousness … Catholic encyclopedia
COVETOUSNESS — COVETOUSNESS, condemned and prohibited in the tenth commandment of the Decalogue (Ex. 20:14; Deut. 5:18), and throughout the Bible and Jewish ethical literature, particularly in the Book of Proverbs (e.g., 3:31, 14:30, etc.). Since envy may be… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Covetousness — Cov et*ous*ness, n. 1. Strong desire. [R.] [1913 Webster] When workmen strive to do better than well, They do confound their skill in covetousness. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
covetousness — index desire, greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
covetousness — noun Immoderate desire for the possession of something, especially for wealth. He which will yield to Fear. muſt neceſſarily yield to Covetouſneſs or any inordinate Deſire … Wiktionary
covetousness — covetous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ longing to possess something. DERIVATIVES covetously adverb covetousness noun … English terms dictionary
covetousness — noun see covetous … New Collegiate Dictionary
covetousness — See covetously. * * * … Universalium
Covetousness — 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 … Easton's Bible Dictionary
covetousness — Selfish greed, condemned by Jesus (Luke 12:15) and regarded by Paul as the kind of specific command that makes people aware of their sinfulness (Rom. 7:7) … Dictionary of the Bible