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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. extreme gluttony;
[syn: edacity, esurience, rapaciousness, rapacity, voracity, voraciousness]

2. an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts);
- Example: "the greediness of lawyers"
[syn: greediness, voraciousness, rapaciousness]

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2 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rapacious \Ra*pa"cious\ (r[.a]*p[=a]"sh[u^]s), a. [L. rapax, -acis, from rapere to seize and carry off, to snatch away. See Rapid.] [1913 Webster] 1. Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force. " The downfall of the rapacious and licentious Knights Templar." --Motley. [1913 Webster] 2. Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird. [1913 Webster] 3. Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite. [1913 Webster] [Thy Lord] redeem thee quite from Death's rapacious claim --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Greedy; grasping; ravenous; voracious. [1913 Webster] -- Ra*pa"cious*ly, adv. -- Ra*pa"cious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rapaciousness n 1: extreme gluttony [syn: edacity, esurience, rapaciousness, rapacity, voracity, voraciousness] 2: an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts); "the greediness of lawyers" [syn: greediness, voraciousness, rapaciousness]