cupidity cupidity  /kju ˈpɪ dɪ ti/


  • (n) extreme greed for material wealth


  1. They are intolerance, fanaticism, dictatorship, cupidity, hatred and discrimination, which lie within the heart of man.
  2. Noted: watching porn can be an act, not of cupidity, but of fidelity.
  3. Its characters, all of whom live in a drab Warsaw apartment block, must cope with infidelity, cupidity, murder, abortion, the loss of a child.


  • New Haven Advocate, 1975-2013

    The New Haven Advocate, a weekly newspaper once known for a mix of gutsy investigative journalism, edgy political commentary, magazine-style feature writing, and savvy arts coverage, died Wednesday following a long illness. It was 38 years old. The cause of death was a changed media landscape combined with corporate cluelessness and cupidity.
    on December 5, 2013     Source: New Haven Independent


  1. Sembene said: "For us African film-makers, it was then necessary to become political, to become involved in a struggle against all the ills of man's cupidity, envy, individualism, the nouveau-riche mentality, and all the things we have inherited...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Sembene Ousmane Source: Tonight

  2. "Knavery gathered a rich harvest from cupidity, but both suffered when the day of reckoning came," Mackay wrote.
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Charles Mackay Source: Bowling Green Daily News

  3. ...there are sad portraits, like that of the blind, alcoholic Shin-gos-se-moon (Big Sail), a chief of the Ottawa tribe introduced to whiskey, Catlin said, by the "white man's cupidity."
    on Apr 25, 2005 By: George Catlin Source: International Herald Tribune

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