- cu·pid·i·nous [kyoo-pid-n-uhs], /kyuˈpɪd n əs/, adjective
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How to use cupidity in a sentence
That maybe it’s not selfish cupidity that limits the application of the title.
The cupidity of a man had evidently led him to collect together these odds and ends, and try to turn them to profitable account.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He rushed with ravenous eagerness at every bait which was offered to his cupidity.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
This colorless face expressed patience, commercial shrewdness, and the sort of wily cupidity which is needful in business.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket | Honore de Balzac
These two, by an instinct quick as lightning, saw the means of gratifying at one blow their cupidity and hate.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
Don Jose has worked on the fears or the cupidity of this drunken ingrate.Two Men of Sandy Bar | Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for cupidity
strong desire, esp for possessions or money; greed
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