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English Dictionary: cupidity by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
cupidity
n
  1. extreme greed for material wealth [syn: avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity]
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.
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