covetousness :

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

  • Seven were the sinspride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth that the early Christian theologians labeled capital, or deadly, on the ground that they led .
  • Drug dealers lurk in the alley; nihilist rock 'n' roll wafts up from the storm sewer; the culture of covetousness is everywhere.
  • In Wants, a woman concludes that her 27-year marriage ended mostly because of her lack of simple, binding covetousness.

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