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Saturday, February 13, 2010

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
Cupidity ultimately comes from Latin cupiditas, from cupidus, "desirous," from cupere, "to desire." It is related to Cupid, the Roman god of love.