[ kuhv-i-tuhs-nis ]
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  1. eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth or possessions:Social media so often encourages us to compare ourselves to others, inspiring covetousness and insecurity.

Origin of covetousness


Other words from covetousness

  • non·cov·et·ous·ness, noun
  • o·ver·cov·et·ous·ness, noun
  • un·cov·et·ous·ness, noun

Words Nearby covetousness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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