inordinate desire

  • 1 inordinate desire — index greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 inordinate desire to gain — index greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 desire — vb Desire, wish, want, crave, covet mean having a longing for something. Desire, wish, and want are often used with identical intent though in such situations (usually everyday ones) that the degree of intensity of longing or need is not at issue …

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  • 4 Seven deadly sins — For other uses, see Seven Deadly Sins (disambiguation). Hieronymus Bosch s The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things The 7 Deadly Sins, also known as the Capital Vices or Cardinal Sins, is a classification of objectionable vices that have… …

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  • 5 covetous — adjective Date: 13th century 1. marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another s possessions 2. having a craving for possession < covetous of power > • covetously adverb • covetousness noun Synonyms …

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  • 6 greed — noun acquisitiveness, appetency, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, aviditas, avidity, covetousness, crapulence, cupiditas, cupidity, desire to hoard wealth, eagerness, edacity, excess, gluttonous appettite, gluttony, greediness, guiosity,… …

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  • 7 Avarice — Av a*rice ([a^]v [.a]*r[i^]s), n. [F. avaritia, fr. avarus avaricious, prob. fr. av[=e]re to covet, fr. a root av to satiate one s self: cf. Gr. a menai, a^sai, to satiate, Skr. av to satiate one s self, rejoice, protect.] 1. An excessive or… …

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  • 8 ambition — (n.) mid 14c., from M.Fr. ambition or directly from L. ambitionem (nom. ambitio) a going around, especially to solicit votes, hence a striving for favor, courting, flattery; a desire for honor, thirst for popularity, noun of action from pp. stem… …

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  • 9 avarice — noun /ˈævəɹɪs/ a) Excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity. b) Inordinate desire for some supposed good. Syn: avariciousness …

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  • 10 ambition — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin ambition , ambitio, literally, act of soliciting for votes, from ambire Date: 14th century 1. a. an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power b. desire to… …

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  • 11 lust — Synonyms and related words: acedia, ache, ache for, acquisitiveness, ambition, andromania, anger, animality, animus, aphrodisia, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, bawdiness,… …

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  • 12 covet — verb Etymology: Middle English coveiten, from Anglo French coveiter, from Vulgar Latin *cupidietare, from Latin cupiditat , cupiditas desire, from cupidus desirous, from cupere to desire Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to wish for earnestly …

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  • 13 avarice — Synonyms and related words: acedia, acquisitiveness, anger, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, cheapness, closefistedness, closeness, covetousness, craving, cupidity, deadly sin, desire, envy, frenzy of desire, frugality, fury of desire …

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  • 14 avidity — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, alacrity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, avarice, avariciousness, avidness, breathless impatience, cheerful readiness, covetousness, cupidity, eagerness, elan, forwardness, frenzy of desire …

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  • 15 cupidity — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, avidness, covetousness, craving, desire, eagerness, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, hoggishness, incontinence,… …

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  • 16 cupidity — cupidity, greed, rapacity, avarice are comparable when meaning intense desire for wealth or possessions. Cupidity stresses the intensity and compelling nature of the desire and often suggests covetousness as well {the sight of so much wealth… …

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  • 17 lust — /lʌst / (say lust) noun 1. (sometimes followed by for or of) passionate or overmastering desire: a lust for power. 2. sexual desire or appetite. 3. unbridled or lawless sexual desire or appetite. 4. sensuous desire or appetite considered as… …

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  • 18 gluttony — Synonyms and related words: abandon, acedia, acquisitiveness, anger, appetite, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, boundlessness, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority, carnivorousness, chewing, consumption, covetousness,… …

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  • 19 grasping — Synonyms and related words: a hog for, acquiring, acquisitive, acquisitiveness, all devouring, all engulfing, ambitious for self, autistic, avarice, avaricious, avariciousness, avid, avidity, avidness, bloodsucking, bottomless, careerist, clamant …

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  • 20 greed — Synonyms and related words: acedia, acquisitiveness, anger, autism, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, careerism, covetousness, crapulence, crapulency, craving, cupidity, deadly sin, edacity, ego trip, egotism, envy, frenzy of… …

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