Covetousness

Definition of Covetousness

Cov´et`ous`ness
n.1.Strong desire.
When workmen strive to do better than well,
They do confound their skill in covetousness.
- Shak.
2.A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; excessive desire for riches or money; - in a bad sense.
Covetousness, by a greed of getting more, deprivess itself of the true end of getting.
- Sprat.

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enviousness, envy, the green-eyed monster
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