Illiberality is a related term of covetousness.
As nouns the difference between illiberality and covetousness
is that illiberality
is (uncountable) the condition of being illiberal while covetousness
is immoderate desire for the possession of something, especially for wealth.
(uncountable) The condition of being illiberal
(countable) An illiberal word or action
Immoderate desire for the possession of something, especially for wealth.
* 1588: La Placette, Jean Of the Incurable Scepticism of the Church of Rome
* 1661: Johnson, J. The morning-exercise at Cripple-gate
- He which will yield to Fear. mu?t nece??arily yield to Covetou?ne?s or any inordinate De?ire.
* 1815: Lavington, Samuel Sermons and other discourses, Volume 1
- Covetou?ne?s is the yelow Jaundice of the foul, which ari?es from the over-flowing of the heart with love to yellow gold, by which a Chri?tian is dull'd and deadned.
* 1976: Ellul, Jacques The Ethics of Freedom page 134
- Covetousness prevents all good, and is and inlet and encouragement to evil.
- In obvious compensation and opposition the fear of nothingness becomes the source of covetousness ...
* See also