Definitions for covetousness
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word covetousness
an envious eagerness to possess something
avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity(noun)
extreme greed for material wealth
avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia(noun)
reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Immoderate desire for the possession of something, especially for wealth.
a strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; excessive desire for riches or money; -- in a bad sense
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth...lust. When he is strong...quarrelsomeness. When he is old...covetousness.
A hundred long leagues is no distance for him who would quench the thirst of covetousness; but a contented mind has no solicitude for grasping wealth.
There are three things to beware of through life: when a man is young, let him beware of his appetites; when he is middle-aged, of his passions; and when old, of covetousness, especially.
Jealousy/Covetousness is all about being concerned with other people's blessings rather than yours. But may I tell you this. You shouldn't be concerned with anybody's blessing. Yes, because every living human is blessed. Oh! Yes, it's a matter of mentality. Besides, if not for any other thing/reason. At least, the life you are living presently is being denied to many people out there in the mortuary. At this juncture, I hope you've realized truly you are not expected to covet/jealous anyone for any reason. Thus, go ahead and appreciate whatever you've got currently. And do glorify/thank God almighty who is the sole giver and taker of life/grace/wisdom/insight/every other true blessing.
Every issue or matter has an option or rather you do have an option. Yes! you heard me right. You can choose either life or death, success or failure, riches or poverty, excellence or mediocrity, grace or disgrace, forgiveness or unforgivingness, righteousness or unrighteousness, covetousness or contentedness, morality or immorality, patience or impatience, fame or obscurity, peace or war, wisdom or foolishness, strenght or weakness, knowledge or ignorance, understanding or misunderstanding, respect or disrespect, literacy or illiteracy, kindness or unkindess, unity or disunity, hopefulness or hopelessness, construction or destruction, salvation or damnation, encouragement or discouragement, greatness or commonness, fastness or dullness, hell or haven, light or darkness, God or satan, increase or decrease, appreciation or depreciation, gratitude or ingratitude, humility or pride, loyalty or disloyalty, gentleness or ungentleness, love or hatred, faithfulness or unfaithfulness, generosity or stinginess, fidelity or infidelity, honesty or dishonesty, courage or cowardice, happiness or unhappiness, compassion or cruelty, Godliness or ungodliness, justice or injustice. However, all of the above illustrations evidently shows that, you have the willpower to choose either the positive or the negative aspect of every issue or matter in life. As well, the world is in your oyster i.e. you are in a position to choose or enjoy a broad range of opportunities/options. But, I urge you as usual. Dare to choose the positive aspect of anything rather than the negative aspect of it. Even if/when you are in dilemma.
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