Covetousness

Cov"et*ous*ness

, n. 1. Strong desire. [R.]
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When workmen strive to do better than well,
They do confound their skill in covetousness.
Shak.
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2. 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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Covetousness, by a greed of getting more, deprivess itself of the true end of getting.
Sprat.

Syn. -- Avarice; cupidity; eagerness.
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