rapaciousness


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ra·pa·cious

 (rə-pā′shəs)
adj.
1. Having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire money or possess things; greedy: "dishonest utilities and rapacious energy traders" (Paul Roberts).
2. Living by killing prey, especially in large numbers: rapacious coyotes.
3. Taking things by force; plundering: rapacious pirates.

[From Latin rapāx, rapāc-, from rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.]

ra·pa′cious·ly adv.
ra·pac′i·ty (rə-păs′ĭ-tē), ra·pa′cious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rapaciousness - extreme gluttonyrapaciousness - extreme gluttony      
gluttony - habitual eating to excess
2.rapaciousness - an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts); "the greediness of lawyers"
selfishness - stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others

rapaciousness

noun
The quality or condition of being voracious:
Translations
جَشَع، نَهَم
chamtivost
griskhed
græîgi
aç gözlülük

rapacious

(rəˈpeiʃəs) adjective
greedy (especially for money); eager to seize as much as possible.
raˈpaciously adverb
raˈpaciousness noun
raˈpacity (-ˈpӕsə-) noun
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Once we lived in what we saw; now, the rapaciousness of this new power, which threatens to absorb all things, engages us.
is riven by an escalating culture war over its national identity, Trump has the uncanny ability of personifying the worst aspects of both sides of the divide: the lawlessness of the gunslinger and the rapaciousness of the city slicker.
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sovereigns who benefit from state and institutionalised rapaciousness.
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