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covetousness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of covetousness

  1. 1 a painful awareness of another's possessions or advantages and a desire to have them too <his covetousness for his neighbors' things spoils any enjoyment he might have of his own possessions> Synonyms envy, enviousness, green-eyed monster, invidiousness, jealousy, resentmentRelated Words animosity, enmity, hatred, ill will; malice, maliciousness, spitefulnessNear Antonyms benevolence, goodwill, kindness, sympathy

  2. 2 an intense selfish desire for wealth or possessions <an insatiable covetousness made her work long hours so that she could afford expensive things> Synonyms acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, avidness, greed, cupidity, graspingness, greediness, mercenariness, rapaciousness, rapacityRelated Words commercialism, materialism, possessiveness; gluttonousness, gluttony, piggishness; appetite, craving, desire, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, longing, lust, passion, pining, ravenousness, thirst, voracity, yearning, yen; egoism, egotism, self-centeredness, self-interest, selfishness, self-regardNear Antonyms contentment, fulfillment (or fulfilment), gratification, satisfaction; bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, charity, generosity, generousness, largesse (also largess), liberality, magnanimity, openhandedness, openheartedness, unselfishness; altruism, selflessness




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