cupidity

Definitions

  • Cupid: From a Fresco
    Cupid: From a Fresco
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cupidity extreme greed for material wealth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Santa's reindeer are: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
    • Cupidity A passionate desire; love.
    • Cupidity Eager or inordinate desire, especially for wealth; greed of gain; avarice; covetousness "With the feelings of political distrust were mingled those of cupidity and envy, as the Spaniard saw the fairest provinces of the south still in the hands of the accursed race of Ishmael."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cupidity An eager desire to possess something; inordinate desire; immoderate craving, especially for wealth or power; greed.
    • n cupidity Specifically, sexual love.
    • n cupidity Synonyms Covetousness, Cupidity, etc. (see avarice), craving, hankering, grasping, lust for wealth, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cupidity kū-pid′i-ti covetousness
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Quotations

  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cupidite, L. cupiditas, fr. cupidus, longing, desiring, fr. cupere, to long for, desire. See Covet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cupiditascupĕre, to desire.

Usage

In literature:

Her black cupid was at her side, tiny even for nine years.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
The jealousy thus created and the cupidity which brought her into collision with Julius II.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Some, Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
Young Cupid once a rose caressed, And sportively its leaflets pressed.
"A Handbook for Latin Clubs" by Various
There were drawn lines of pain about the mouth, that robbed the Cupid's bow of half its beauty.
"'Way Down East" by Joseph R. Grismer
Opposite, is a picture of Venus supported in the air by a group of Cupids.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Santarelli restored the arm, and the Cupid passed by purchase into the possession of the English nation.
"Michelangelo" by Estelle M. Hurll
Lovers, to you it is a boon sent by Cupid.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Well, it's not cupidity for myself.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Venus and Cupid (in part).
"The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
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In poetry:

I. Flutt'ring spread thy purple Pinions,
Gentle Cupid, o'er my Heart;
I a Slave in thy Dominions;
Nature must give Way to Art.
"Song," by Alexander Pope
If he but mentions Cupid,
Or, smiling, calls me "fairy queen,"
I sigh, and looks so stupid!--
What can it mean--what can it mean?
"What Can It Mean?" by George Pope Morris
O she is worthy game for you;
And there is none to match her.
So, Cupid, send your arrow true;
And I’ll be there to catch her!
"O Cupid, Cupid; Get Your Bow!" by Henry Lawson
The Muses Cupid bind with flowers,
And Beauty's arms enfold him;
Vainly a ransom Venus brings—
He loves the bonds that hold him.
"From Anacreon: Ode XXIX" by Peter John Allan
I'd liefer lie on a brekkony bed
Wheer walls are rain-washed scars;
What do I want wi' Cupids when
I've t' Merry-go-round o' t' stars?
"Yorkshire Gypsy" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Then through green fields and sunny climes,
Where Cupid's violin strikes the chimes
Of melody's tunes and happy rhymes,
The river runs.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

For PajamaGram, ads targeted like Cupid 's arrows.
Don't wait for Valentine's Day to impress those you love with your Cupid 's Chocolate.
Hoping Cupid 's Quiver Contains Lots of Extra Arrows.
Cupid 's arrow not what it used to be.
Hallmark's Cupid Behind the Scenes.
The cast of Hallmark's movie Cupid weigh in why everyday should be Valentine's Day.
Skeeter, Mark, Cupid & Sinatra.
Seven years ago, Ianthe Cupid lost part of her leg in a highway accident.
"The first year I never left the house," Ms Cupid said.
At the time of her accident, Ms Cupid was a single mother.
Cupid , here with their 2-year-old son, Zion, also gave birth last year to another son, Josiah.
'Hello, Lonesome' reivew: Cupid finds some unlikely targets.
Behind the Scene Video of Lloyd's – ' Cupid .
Lloyd is back with his newest video for his single ' Cupid .
Cupid , lloyd Category: Music News.
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