covetousness

[ kuhv-i-tuhs-nis ]
/ ˈkʌv ɪ təs nɪs /

noun

eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth or possessions:Social media so often encourages us to compare ourselves to others, inspiring covetousness and insecurity.

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