Cupidity Definition

kyo͝o-pĭdĭ-tē
noun
Excessive desire for something, esp. for wealth; avarice; greed.
Webster's New World
The definition of cupidity is extreme greed for money or material possessions.
An obsession with getting rich and buying stuff is an example of cupidity.
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Antonyms:
dislikedistaste

Other Word Forms of Cupidity

Noun

Singular:
cupidity
Plural:
cupidities

Origin of Cupidity

  • Middle English cupidite from Old French from Latin cupiditās from cupidus desiring from cupere to desire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French cupidité, from Latin cupiditās (“strong desire”), from cupidus (“keen, desirous”). Compare Cupid.

    From Wiktionary

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