cupidity
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /kjuːˈpɪdəti/
Noun

cupidity

  1. Extreme greed, especially for wealth.
    • 1857, Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers, Volume the First, page 11 ISBN 1857150570
      His affairs, however, were not allowed to subside thus quietly, and people were quite as much inclined to talk about the disinterested sacrifice he had made, as they had before been to upbraid him for his cupidity.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 784:
      It was easy to dissimulate and disperse these modest purchases in such a way as not to excite the cupidity of any passing patrols.
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