This is the first time the presents have excited my cupidity.
A new look flashed into her eyes, not cupidity, but purpose.
The unresisting acquiescence of the Acadians only deepens his detestation of the cupidity and religious bigotry of their spoilers.
Romance, more than cupidity, is what attracts the gold-brick investor.
Curiosity had been her ruling motive, far more than cupidity.
The curses of Heaven light on the cupidity that has destroyed such a race.
The cupidity of the management has evolved methods even more inhuman than those obtaining in the State prison.
The cupidity of the shrewd and unscrupulous and the caprice of the shallow and frivolous.
The common faults for which Ariosto taxes women are cupidity, infidelity, and fraud.
That the cupidity of Rasputin knew no bounds I was well aware.
mid-15c., from Anglo-French cupidite, Middle French cupidité, from Latin cupiditatem (nominative cupiditas) "passionate desire, lust; ambition," from cupidus "eager, passionate," from cupere "to desire" (perhaps cognate with Sanskrit kupyati "bubbles up, becomes agitated," Old Church Slavonic kypeti "to boil," Lithuanian kupeti "to boil over"). Despite the primarily erotic sense of the Latin word, in English cupidity originally, and still especially, means "desire for wealth."