What does cupidity mean?

Definitions for cupidity
kyuˈpɪd ɪ ticu·pid·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity(noun)

    extreme greed for material wealth

Wiktionary

  1. cupidity(Noun)

    Extreme greed, especially for wealth.

  2. Origin: From cupidité, from cupiditas, from cupidus. Compare Cupid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cupidity(noun)

    a passionate desire; love

  2. Cupidity(noun)

    eager or inordinate desire, especially for wealth; greed of gain; avarice; covetousness

  3. Origin: [F. cupidite, L. cupiditas, fr. cupidus longing, desiring, fr. cupere to long for, desire. See Covet.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cupidity

    kū-pid′i-ti, n. covetousness.—n. Cū′pid, the god of love. [L. cupiditascupĕre, to desire.]

How to pronounce cupidity?

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How to say cupidity in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cupidity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cupidity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cupidity in a Sentence

  1. John Crowley, Of Marvels And Monsters, Washington Post, October 18, 1998:

    Curiosity was a form of lust, a wandering cupidity of the eye and the mind.

  2. Clive Staples Lewis:

    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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