covetousness

  • 1 Covetousness — • Generally, an unreasonable desire for what we do not possess Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Covetousness     Covetousness      …

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  • 2 COVETOUSNESS — COVETOUSNESS, condemned and prohibited in the tenth commandment of the Decalogue (Ex. 20:14; Deut. 5:18), and throughout the Bible and Jewish ethical literature, particularly in the Book of Proverbs (e.g., 3:31, 14:30, etc.). Since envy may be… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 3 Covetousness — Cov et*ous*ness, n. 1. Strong desire. [R.] [1913 Webster] When workmen strive to do better than well, They do confound their skill in covetousness. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 covetousness — index desire, greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 covetousness — covetous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ longing to possess something. DERIVATIVES covetously adverb covetousness noun …

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  • 6 covetousness — noun see covetous …

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  • 7 covetousness — See covetously. * * * …

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  • 8 covetousness — noun Immoderate desire for the possession of something, especially for wealth. He which will yield to Fear. muſt neceſſarily yield to Covetouſneſs or any inordinate Deſire …

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  • 9 Covetousness —    A strong desire after the possession of worldly things (Col. 3:5; Eph. 5:5; Heb. 13:5; 1 Tim. 6:9, 10; Matt. 6:20). It assumes sometimes the more aggravated form of avarice, which is the mark of cold hearted worldliness …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 10 covetousness — Selfish greed, condemned by Jesus (Luke 12:15) and regarded by Paul as the kind of specific command that makes people aware of their sinfulness (Rom. 7:7) …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 11 covetousness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. avarice, Cupidity, avariciousness; see greed . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Resentful or painful desire for another s advantages: enviousness, envy, jealousy. See DESIRE. 2. Excessive desire for more than one needs or… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 covetousness — cov·et·ous·ness || kÊŒvÉ™tÉ™snɪs n. greed, lust, envy, avarice …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 covetousness — n. Avarice, cupidity, inordinate desire or greed, greed of gain …

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  • 14 covetousness — n 1. desire, greed, graspingness, acquisitiveness, Sl. grabbiness, avariciousness, rapacity, rapaciousness; selfishness, self seeking, egocentricity, self interest, self indulgence; miserliness, penuriousness, parsimony, niggardliness; stinginess …

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  • 15 covetousness — cov·e·tous·ness …

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  • 16 covetousness — noun 1. an envious eagerness to possess something (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑envy, ↑enviousness 2. reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) • Syn: ↑avarice, ↑greed, ↑ …

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  • 17 Apostasy in Christianity — Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss. Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve Apostles, became an apostate.[1] Apostasy in Christianity refers to the rejection of Christianity by someone who formerly was a Christian. The term apostasy comes from the Greek… …

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