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cupidity

Line breaks: cu¦pid|ity
Pronunciation: /kjuːˈpɪdɪti
 
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Definition of cupidity in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Greed for money or possessions: new wealth, however tainted by cupidity and egoism, tends to be favourable for the arts
More example sentences
  • The current climate is tailor-made for a populist politician of the left to exploit, by railing against the extravagance, cupidity and even criminality of the money men.
  • They are convinced that cupidity, that the desire for wealth, that the worldliness seen in avarice is the ultimate cause for all of the social ills that they see around them.
  • In reality, the prospect is implausible: reduce a man's propensity to lust and he will compensate with an increased aggression or cupidity.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French cupidite or Latin cupiditas, from cupidus 'desirous', from cupere 'to desire'. Compare with covet.

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