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codicia
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codicia(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (desire for wealth)
a. greed
En el catolicismo, la codicia es uno de los siete pecados capitales.In Catholicism, greed is one of the seven deadly sins.
b. avarice
La codicia de algunos de nuestros políticos no conoce límites.Some of our politicians' avarice has no limits.
c. covetousness (for other people's possesions)
No puedo entender esa codicia por lo que tienen los demás.I fail to understand that covetousness for what others have.
2. (desire for something non-material)
a. thirst
Su codicia de saber la llevará lejos en el mundo académico.Her thirst for knowledge will take her far in academia.
3. (bullfighting)
a. combativeness
El toro embiste con codicia la muleta y el torero le hace un pase lento.The bull charges the red cape with combativeness and the bullfighter makes a slow pass.
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codicia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de riqueza)
a. greed
2. (de aprender, saber)
a. thirst
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codicia
(avaricia) greed; (por lo ajeno) covetousness;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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