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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As with the handling of the drug problem, the 'cesspool' that is Boracay, the greed and rapaciousness in the mining industry, the communist threat, crime, and government corruption in general - the aim is to elicit shock and awe - in proportion to the President's visible exasperation with phlegmatic solutions.
The legitimacy of the higher echelons of rule rested in part on their capacity to curtail the rapaciousness of their underlings, be they princes of the sultanate or some local village shaykh.
He argues how Western rapaciousness increases with every instance of exploitation of non-Western peoples and their lands similarly to how the windigo's appetite intensifies with every bite of flesh it consumes.
If the US is riven by an escalating culture war over its national identity, Trump has the uncanny ability of personifying aspects of both sides of the divide: the lawlessness of the gunslinger and the rapaciousness of the city slicker.
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.
impiety, transgression, lack of restraint, rapaciousness, greed, mental