Cupidity meaning

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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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Excessive desire, especially for wealth; covetousness or avarice.
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Excessive desire for something, esp. for wealth; avarice; greed.
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Extreme greed, especially for wealth.
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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