'Rapacity' definitions:

Definition of 'rapacity'

(from WordNet)
Extreme gluttony [syn: edacity, esurience, rapaciousness, rapacity, voracity, voraciousness]
Reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia]

Definition of 'Rapacity'

  • Rapacity \Ra*pac"i*ty\ (r[.a]*p[a^]s"[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. rapacitas: cf. F. rapacit['e]. See Rapacious.]
  • 1. The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of wolves. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. The act or practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive injustice; exorbitant greediness of gain. "The rapacity of some ages." --Sprat. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'rapacity'

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