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Word of the Day 07/15/21 Cupidity

Cupidity (noun)
cupidity [ kyoo-pid-i-tee ]


noun
1. eager or excessive desire, especially to possess something; greed; avarice.

OTHER WORDS FROM CUPIDITY
cu·pid·i·nous [kyoo-pid-n-uhs], adjective

WORDS RELATED TO CUPIDITY
longing, eagerness, voracity, hunger, rapacity, acquisitiveness, lust, yearning, avarice, passion, infatuation, avidity, rapaciousness, covetousness, craving, avariciousness, greediness, itching, possessiveness, graspingness

OTHER WORDS FOR CUPIDITY
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covetousness, avidity, hunger, acquisitiveness.

Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English cupidite (< Middle French ) < Latin cupiditās, equivalent to cupid(us) eager, desirous (cup(ere) to desire + -idus-id4) + -itās-ity

HOW TO USE CUPIDITY IN A SENTENCE
That maybe it’s not selfish cupidity that limits the application of the title.
GAIA, THE SCIENTIST - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITY|HOPE JAHREN|APRIL 7, 2021|NAUTILUS

The cupidity of a man had evidently led him to collect together these odds and ends, and try to turn them to profitable account.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCE|E. R. BILLINGS.

He rushed with ravenous eagerness at every bait which was offered to his cupidity.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.|THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY

This colorless face expressed patience, commercial shrewdness, and the sort of wily cupidity which is needful in business.
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKET|HONORE DE BALZAC

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