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- n. The state of being rapacious; extreme gluttony
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being rapacious; inclination to seize violently or unjustly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. extreme gluttony
- n. an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts)
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The Afghan insurgency feeds off frustration with the ineptitude and rapaciousness of Kabul.
But it is not just the rapaciousness of corporate interests that disturbs the author.
Bits in there about Nestle's (and other water-raiders ') ruthless rapaciousness and local communities' successful (and unsuccessful) efforts to preserve their precious irreplaceable clean drinking water from being looted, among other pearls of wisdom.
Save OUR public health service from the same Free Market rapaciousness and destruction that has done for the economy.
Now the girl is also changing, consuming everything with such rapaciousness that it startles him.
By admitting the stories of people of color who occupy these transitional roles in the trajectory of gentrification we find that our straightforward notions of colored suffering and white rapaciousness only tell part of the story.
One person's sorrow is another's opportunity - or in this case, one organisation's sorrow is another organisation's opportunity to show both its rapaciousness and its incompetence.
Showing the total “damage done” will at least help to restrain the nigh boundless rapaciousness of our politicians.
He certainly was not responsible for the atrocities committed by Cortes, Pizarro, Padre Junipero Serra, Andrew Jackson, and Custer and to this date, the economic and ecological rapaciousness of Halliburton.
It is a cautionary tale about the perils of the darker side of human nature -- its excesses of subjugation, rapaciousness, pillage, destruction and genocide.