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Noun: covetousness  kú-vi-tus-nus
  1. An envious eagerness to possess something
  2. Extreme greed for material wealth
    - avarice, avariciousness, cupidity, graspingness
  3. Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    - avarice, greed, rapacity, avaritia

Type of: deadly sin, enviousness, envy, greed, mortal sin

Encyclopedia: Covetousness