cupidity


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  • noun

Synonyms for cupidity

Synonyms for cupidity

excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves

Synonyms for cupidity

extreme greed for material wealth

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Nor was the sword of death stayed until cupidity got the mastery of revenge.
Here roving tribes of hunters, living in tents or lodges, and following the migrations of the game, may lead a life of savage independence, where there is nothing to tempt the cupidity of the white man.
She knew that handkerchiefs similar to this frequently sold for twenty napoleons in the shops, but she did not know how much the cupidity of trade extracted from the silly and vain in the way of sheer contributions to avarice.
And I could not imagine a human being so blinded by cupidity as to sell poison to such an atrocious creature.
He saw in the gang of red-caps nothing but a crew of pirates burying their spoils, and his cupidity was once more awakened by the possibility of at length getting on the traces of some of this lurking wealth.
The curses of Heaven light on the cupidity that has destroyed such a race.
His keen eye still played with facility in its deep-sunk orbit; and fat, which levels all the characteristic saliences of the human face, had not yet touched either his high cheek-bones, the sign of cunning and cupidity, or his pointed chin, the sign of acuteness and perseverance.
Their cupidity had been quickened by the plunder which they had already taken, and their confidence increased by the impunity with which their outrage had passed.
she asked as I approached her, startling me by something coarse in her cupidity almost as much as if she had not already given me a specimen of it.
The cupidity of the little wretch was at last overcoming his abject cowardice.
Dorothea left Ladislaw's two letters unread on her husband's writing-table and went to her own place, the scorn and indignation within her rejecting the reading of these letters, just as we hurl away any trash towards which we seem to have been suspected of mean cupidity.
Threatening and cursing, Achmet Zek paced up and down the floor of his silken tent; but his temper served him naught--Werper was gone and with him the fortune in scintillating gems which had aroused the cupidity of his chief and placed the sentence of death upon the head of the lieutenant.
Their very cupidity was to prove the means of their undoing, in the matter of the ransom at least.
That he was taking his life in his hands he well knew, but so great was the man's cupidity that he reckoned no risk too great for the acquirement of a fortune.
True, he had not even hinted at the enormity of the plot in which he was involving the old woman, but, as she had said, his stern commands for secrecy had told enough to arouse her suspicions, and with them her curiosity and cupidity.