cupiditynoun [ U ]uk /kjuːˈpɪd.ə.ti/ us /kjuːˈpɪd.ə.t̬i/ formal
Examples from literature
- Curiosity had been her ruling motive, far more than cupidity.
- Deciding, however, that his valuables were sufficiently protected, and that nothing was left out to excite the cupidity of a man to whom he had not been properly introduced, the person from Hartford went forth with a final retort.
- The sight of so much wealth arouses the cupidity of the knaves, and they at once brew a plot to murder the huntsman in his sleep.
- The wealth of her merchant princes had often tempted the cupidity of the despots of Asia.
- This colorless face expressed patience, commercial shrewdness, and the sort of wily cupidity which is needful in business.