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Jim's religion emphasizes seeking spiritual objectives and it warns people not to covet or to be greedy for material things. Etymology: from Old French coveitier; ultimately from Latin cupiditas, "passionate desire"; from cupidus, "very desirous", from cupere, "to long for, to desire". Excessively and culpably desirous of the possessions of another person or people: When Bernard drove his expensive car into his driveway, he noticed that his neighbors were giving him covetous looks. Marked by an extreme desire to acquire or possess something: Karen had covetous aspirations to get a university degree which would qualify her for a profitable career as a company executive. In Roman Mythology: The god of love; the son of Venus. The ancient Roman god of love, represented by a young naked boy who has wings and shoots arrows at people to make them start to desire or to love each other. When seen as cupid (lower case), it is shown as a representation of Cupid as a naked cherubic boy usually having wings and holding a bow and arrow, used as a symbol of love and longing for someone. These words are not concerned with wealth, as such, but with avarice.