Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being rapacious; inclination to seize violently or unjustly.

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  • noun The state of being rapacious; extreme gluttony

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun extreme gluttony
  • noun an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts)

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Examples

  • 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.

    Books

  • 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.

    Useful and useless promotions

  • Now the girl is also changing, consuming everything with such rapaciousness that it startles him.

    Until the Heart Stops Beating

  • 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.

    Gary Dauphin: Shades of Gentrification

  • Now the girl is also changing, consuming everything with such rapaciousness that it startles him.

    Until the Heart Stops Beating

  • Save OUR public health service from the same Free Market rapaciousness and destruction that has done for the economy.

    Forest sell-off: Social media celebrates victory | Fiona Harvey

  • But it is not just the rapaciousness of corporate interests that disturbs the author.

    America's Enduring Ideal

  • The Afghan insurgency feeds off frustration with the ineptitude and rapaciousness of Kabul.

    The General Who Would Try KSM

  • 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.

    Getting to third base with our pristine Columbia Gorge (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • 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.

    Gary Dauphin: Shades of Gentrification

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