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Meaning of CUPIDITY

Pronunciation:  kyoo'piditee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, avidness, covetousness, craving, desire, eagerness, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, hoggishness, incontinence, infatuation, inordinate desire, insatiability, insatiable desire, intemperateness, itching palm, lust, overgreediness, passion, piggishness, possessiveness, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, sordidness, swinishness, voraciousness, voracity, wolfishness
 

 

 

 

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