covetise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French coveitise.

Noun[edit]

covetise (uncountable)

  1. Covetousness; excessive desire for something, especially for acquiring wealth.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      Strife; and debate, bloudshed, and bitternesse, / Outrageous wrong, and hellish couetize, / That noble heart as great dishonour doth despize.