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



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 Originlate 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