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Excessive desire, especially for wealth; covetousness or avarice.
[Middle English cupidite, from Old French, from Latin cupiditās, from cupidus, desiring, from cupere, to desire.]
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strong desire, esp for possessions or money; greed
[C15: from Latin cupiditās, from cupidus eagerly desiring, from cupere to long for]
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cu•pid•i•ty(kyuˈpɪd ɪ ti)
eager or excessive desire, esp. to possess something; greed; avarice.
[1400–50; late Middle English cupidite (< Middle French) < Latin cupiditās=cupid(us) eager, desirous (cup(ere) to desire + -idus -id4) + -itās -ity]
cu•pid′i•nous (-ˈpɪd n əs) adj.
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|Noun||1.||cupidity - extreme greed for material wealth |
greed - excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
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noun (Formal) avarice, greed, acquisitiveness, rapacity, covetousness, avidity, greediness, rapaciousness the well-known cupidity and greed of politicians
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cupidity[kjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ] N (frm) → codicia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
cupidity[kjuːˈpɪdɪti] n (= avarice) → cupidité fCupid's arrow n (fig) (= love) → flèche f de CupidonCupid's bow n [lips] → bouche f en cœur
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
cupidity[kjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ] n → cupidigia
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