What is covetousness?

What is covetousness?
Definition from: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/covetousness Noun 1. covetousness - an envious eagerness to possess something enviousness, envy - a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another 2. covetousness - extreme greed for material wealth avariciousness, cupidity, avarice
greed - excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves 3. covetousness - reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) avarice, avaritia, greed, rapacity
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins" SEE ALSO COLOSSIANS 3:5 which states covetousness is the same as idolatry.
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What are causes of covetousness as a moral issue?

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What is covet?

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What does covet mean?

To covet means to desire something that is forbidden, like another person's possessions. (Exodus 20:17) In the Bible, covetousness is considered idolatry (Colossians 3:5)
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What does covetous mean?

Covetousness means to want something someone else has. It is sort of like another word for greedy.
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What is the meaning of the word coveted?

Coveted is a very strong feeling of desire for that which is another's. In other words to wish longingly fo something that is other's. Envy could be a synonym.
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What is a sentence with the word covetous?

Covetous means desiring something that another person has. It's one of the deadly sins in the Bible. Here are some sentences. He stared at my wife in a covetous manner.I trie (MORE)

What is the opposite characteristic of covet?

Covet is a verb and cannot be a characteristic. A characteristic has to be some kind of noun. Covetousness might be a characteristic, and its opposite is generosity.
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