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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cupidity  \Cu*pid"i*ty\  (k?-p?d"?-t?),  n.  [F.  cupidite,  L. 
  cupiditas  fr  cupidus  longing,  desiring,  fr  cupere  to  long 
  for  desire.  See  {Covet}.] 
  1.  A  passionate  desire;  love.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Eager  or  inordinate  desire,  especially  for  wealth;  greed 
  of  gain;  avarice;  covetousness. 
 
  With  the  feelings  of  political  distrust  were  mingled 
  those  of  cupidity  and  envy,  as  the  Spaniard  saw  the 
  fairest  provinces  of  the  south  still  in  the  hands  of 
  the  accursed  race  of  Ishmael.  --Prescott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cupidity 
  n  :  extreme  greed  for  material  wealth  [syn:  {avarice},  {avariciousness}, 
  {covetousness}] 




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