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Meaning of CUPIDITY

Pronunciation:  kyoo'piditee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  extreme greed for material wealth

CUPIDITY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: avarice, avariciousness, covetousness
 See Also: greed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cu*pid"i*ty\ (k?-p?d"?-t?), n. [F. cupidite, L.
cupiditas, fr. cupidus longing, desiring, fr. cupere to long
for, desire. See {Covet}.]
1. A passionate desire; love. [Obs.]

2. Eager or inordinate desire, especially for wealth; greed
   of gain; avarice; covetousness.

         With the feelings of political distrust were mingled
         those of cupidity and envy, as the Spaniard saw the
         fairest provinces of the south still in the hands of
         the accursed race of Ishmael.         --Prescott.

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