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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Very strong desire for something, especially money or property. Greed.

Usage examples (31)
  • cupidity might get someone what they want in the short run but a bad reputation in the long run.
  • But his cupidity was the stronger feeling, and Raleigh was sent with fourteen ships to the coasts of South America.
  • Men's cupidity is as insatiable as the grave.
  • English borrowed this as "cupidity," which originally in the 15th century was synonymous with for more
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