Definitions for cupiditykyuˈpɪd ɪ ti
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avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity(noun)
extreme greed for material wealth
Extreme greed, especially for wealth.
Origin: From cupidité, from cupiditas, from cupidus. Compare Cupid.
a passionate desire; love
eager or inordinate desire, especially for wealth; greed of gain; avarice; covetousness
Origin: [F. cupidite, L. cupiditas, fr. cupidus longing, desiring, fr. cupere to long for, desire. See Covet.]
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Curiosity was a form of lust, a wandering cupidity of the eye and the mind.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
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