covetousness covetousness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an envious eagerness to possess something
  2. (n) extreme greed for material wealth
  3. (n) reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Usage(s):

  1. Drug dealers lurk in the alley; nihilist rock 'n' roll wafts up from the storm sewer; the culture of covetousness is everywhere.
  2. In Wants, a woman concludes that her 27-year marriage ended mostly because of her lack of simple, binding covetousness.
  3. He is different in that he is publicly candid about coveting Arab lands, a covetousness inherent in the idea of Zionism.

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