What does the word cupidity mean?

Usage examples for cupidity

  1. What might satisfy the House of Austria in a Flemish frontier afforded no equivalent to tempt the cupidity of the King of Prussia. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. He has his father's cupidity without his father's sense of honour to restrain him. – The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones
  3. He spoke imperfect English, and there was a gleam of cupidity in his eyes which to Deane seemed hopeful. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge