Synonyms and Antonyms of cupidity
an intense selfish desire for wealth or possessions reports of great treasure in the Indies inflamed the cupidity of Columbus's crew Synonyms acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, avidness, covetousness, greed, graspingness, greediness, mercenariness, rapaciousness, rapacityRelated Words commercialism, materialism, possessiveness; gluttonousness, gluttony, piggishness; appetite, craving, desire, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, longing, lust, passion, pining, ravenousness, thirst, voracity, yearning, yen; egoism, egotism, self-centeredness, self-interest, selfishness, self-regardNear Antonyms contentment, fulfillment (or fulfilment), gratification, satisfaction; bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, charity, generosity, generousness, largesse (also largess), liberality, magnanimity, openhandedness, openheartedness, unselfishness; altruism, selflessness
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