WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Cupidity
kyoo-PIH-də-tee
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 15th century
1

Intense desire for riches and wealth

2

Form of greed; desire to possess more than one needs

Examples of Cupidity in a sentence

“He grew up poor, and his cupidity propelled him to go after the most lucrative jobs.”

“Newly wealthy people often fall victim to cupidity, acquiring cars, clothes, jewelry and houses to display their riches.”

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