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Saturday, November 13, 1999

Definitions for cupidity

  1. Eager or excessive desire, especially for wealth; greed; avarice.

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Citations for cupidity
Curiosity was a form of lust, a wandering cupidity of the eye and the mind. John Crowley, Washington Post
At the end, all but rubbing his hands with cupidity, Rockefeller declares he will now promote abstract art--it's better for business. Stuart Klawans, The Nation
Origin of cupidity
late Middle English
1400-1450
Cupidity ultimately comes from Latin cupiditas, from cupidus, "desirous," from cupere, "to desire." It is related to Cupid, the Roman god of love.