[syn: avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia]
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4 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
2. The act or practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive
injustice; exorbitant greediness of gain. "The rapacity of
some ages." --Sprat.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: extreme gluttony [syn: edacity, esurience,
rapaciousness, rapacity, voracity, voraciousness]
2: reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth
(personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: avarice,
greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "rapacity":
acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, avidness, claim,
covetousness, crapulence, crapulency, cupidity, demand, edacity,
exaction, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttonousness,
gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, gulosity,
hoggishness, hyperphagia, incontinence, inordinate desire,
insatiability, insatiable desire, intemperance, intemperateness,
itching palm, looting, lust, omnivorousness, overeating,
overgreediness, overindulgence, piggishness, pillaging, polyphagia,
predacity, rapaciousness, ravenousness, sharkishness, sordidness,
swinish gluttony, swinishness, voraciousness, voracity,
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
RAPACITY, n. Providence without industry. The thrift of power.