Simple Definition of cupidity
: a strong desire for money or possessions
Examples of cupidity
The evidence revealed the cupidity of the company's directors.
<reports of great treasure in the Indies inflamed the cupidity of Columbus's crew>
Origin of cupidity
Middle English cupidite, from Anglo-French cupidité, from Latin cupiditat-, cupiditas — more at covet
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with cupidity
acidity, aridity, avidity, flaccidity, floridity, fluidity, frigidity, gelidity, gravidity, humidity, hybridity, limpidity, liquidity, lividity, lucidity, morbidity, placidity, rabidity, rancidity, rapidity, rigidity, sapidity, solidity, stupidity, tepidity, timidity, torridity, turbidity, turgidity, validity, vapidity, viridity, viscidity
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