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cupidity

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cu=pid=i=ty

CIDE DICTIONARY

cupidityn. [F. cupidite, L. cupiditas, fr. cupidus longing, desiring, fr. cupere to long for, desire. See Covet.].
  •  A passionate desire; love.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Eager or inordinate desire, especially for wealth; greed of gain; avarice; covetousness  [1913 Webster]
    "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."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cupidity, n. greed for gain; avarice.

Etymology
ME f. OF cupidit{eacute} or L cupiditas f. cupidus desirous

THESAURUS

cupidity

acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, avidness, covetousness, craving, desire, eagerness, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, hoggishness, incontinence, infatuation, inordinate desire, insatiability, insatiable desire, intemperateness, itching palm, lust, overgreediness, passion, piggishness, possessiveness, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, sordidness, swinishness, voraciousness, voracity, wolfishness

ROGET THESAURUS

cupidity

Greed

N greed, covetousness, ravenousness, venality, avidity, cupidity, acquisitiveness (acquisition), desire, greed, greediness, avarice, avidity, rapacity, extortion, selfishness, auri sacra fames, grasping, craving, canine appetite, rapacity, greedy, avaricious, covetous, acquisitive, grasping, rapacious, lickerish, greedy as a hog, overeager, voracious, ravenous, ravenous as a wolf, openmouthed, extortionate, exacting, sordid, alieni appetens, insatiable, insatiate, unquenchable, quenchless, omnivorous.

Desire

N desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, exigency, mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, penchant, predilection, propensity, willingness, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, inkling, solicitude, anxiety, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition, vaulting ambition, eagerness, zeal, ardor, empressement, breathless impatience, overanxiety, impetuosity, appetite, appetition, appetence, appetency, sharp appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, twist, thirst, thirstiness, drouth, mouthwatering, itch, itching, prurience, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence, edge of appetite, edge of hunger, torment of Tantalus, sweet tooth, lickerish tooth, itching palm, longing eye, wistful eye, sheep's eye, greed, voracity, passion, rage, furore, mania, manie, inextinguishable desire, dipsomania, kleptomania, lover, amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate, applicant, supplicant, cormorant, desideratum, want, a consummation devoutly to be wished, attraction, magnet, allurement, fancy, temptation, seduction, fascination, prestige, height of one's ambition, idol, whim, whimsy, whimsey, maggot, hobby, hobby-horse, Fortunatus's cap, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, desirous, desiring, inclined, partial to, fain, wishful, optative, anxious, wistful, curious, at a loss for, sedulous, solicitous, craving, hungry, sharp-set, peckish, ravening, with an empty stomach, esurient, lickerish, thirsty, athirst, parched with thirst, pinched with hunger, famished, dry, drouthy, hungry as a hunter, hungry as a hawk, hungry as a horse, hungry as a church mouse, hungry as a bear, greedy, unsatisfied, unsated, unslaked, unsaturated, eager, avid, keen, burning, fervent, ardent, agog, all agog, breathless, impatient, bent on, intent on, set on, bent upon, intent upon, set upon, mad after, enrage, rabid, dying for, devoured by desire, aspiring, ambitious, vaulting, skyaspiring, high-reaching, desirable, desired, in demand, pleasing, appetizing, appetible, tantalizing, wistfully, fain, Int, would that, would that it were!, O for!, esto perpetual, the wish being father to the thought, sua cuique voluptas, hoc erat in votis, the mouth watering, the fingers itching, aut Caesar aut nullus, Cassius has a lean and hungry look, hungry as the grave, I was born to other things, not what we wish but what we want, such joy ambition finds, the sea hath bounds but deep desire hath none, ubi mel ibi apes.


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