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Definition of cupidity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cupidity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kjuːˈpɪdəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kjuːˈpɪdəti//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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a strong desire for more wealth, possessions, power, etc. than a person needs synonym greed Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French cupidite or Latin cupiditas, from cupidus ‘desirous’, from cupere ‘to desire’. Compare with covet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cupidity