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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cov•et•ous*ˈkʌv ɪ təs(adj.)

  1. inordinately desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy.

  2. eagerly desirous.

* Syn: See avaricious.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. covetousness(noun)

    an envious eagerness to possess something

  2. avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity(noun)

    extreme greed for material wealth

  3. avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia(noun)

    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)


  1. covetousness(Noun)

    Immoderate desire for the possession of something, especially for wealth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Covetousness(noun)

    strong desire

  2. Covetousness(noun)

    a strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; excessive desire for riches or money; -- in a bad sense

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