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synonyms for covetousness

  • avariciousness
  • cupidity
  • greed
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Stealing was reprehended in the Ten Commandments, and so was covetousness.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MORAL DELINQUENCY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSOSWALD CHETTLE MAZENGARB ET AL.
These details having been arranged, it remained only for the Burbages to save their building from the covetousness of Alleyn.
SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYHOUSESJOSEPH QUINCY ADAMS
They talked of the covetousness and want of scruple of the Knights, of their passion for aggrandizement and their rapacity.
SECRET SOCIETIES AND SUBVERSIVE MOVEMENTSNESTA H. WEBSTER
They sowed in the hearts of youth the seed of covetousness, and they excited it with the bait of the most insatiable passions.
SECRET SOCIETIES AND SUBVERSIVE MOVEMENTSNESTA H. WEBSTER
Envy and covetousness had long since stifled every sentiment of honor and self-respect in his base heart.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
I saw how the generosity of the people of the Church was encouraging covetousness on the part of the clergy.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
His heart had been set on his covetousness throughout, while Peter in his inmost soul was loyal and true.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEWJOHN MONRO GIBSON
“Neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness,” he adds.
WHEN THE HOLY GHOST IS COMES. L. BRENGLE
It was a bluff, pure and simple, born of his covetousness, but it had the desired effect—or nearly so.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
Covetousness entered his mind, and calling to the youth, he said, "What is the price of thy horse?"
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO COVETOUSNESS

  • avarice
  • avariciousness
  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • greediness
  • possessiveness
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