This is the first time the presents have excited my cupidity.
All the passions which are engendered by cupidity were seething in the people's hearts.
The unresisting acquiescence of the Acadians only deepens his detestation of the cupidity and religious bigotry of their spoilers.
Here voices of beast and vendor mingled in a chorus of cupidity and distress.
Curiosity had been her ruling motive, far more than cupidity.
But Brandilancia had not reckoned on the cupidity of his host.
The cupidity of the management has evolved methods even more inhuman than those obtaining in the State prison.
A new look flashed into her eyes, not cupidity, but purpose.
The common faults for which Ariosto taxes women are cupidity, infidelity, and fraud.
Romance, more than cupidity, is what attracts the gold-brick investor.
mid-15c., from Anglo-French cupidite, Middle French cupidité, from Latin cupiditatem (nominative cupiditas) "passionate desire, lust; ambition," from cupidus "eager, passionate," from cupere "to desire" (perhaps cognate with Sanskrit kupyati "bubbles up, becomes agitated," Old Church Slavonic kypeti "to boil," Lithuanian kupeti "to boil over"). Despite the primarily erotic sense of the Latin word, in English cupidity originally, and still especially, means "desire for wealth."