Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being rapacious; the exercise of a rapacious or predaceous disposition; the act or practice of seizing by force, as plunder or prey, or of obtaining by extortion or chicanery, as unjust gains: as, the rapacity of pirates, of usurers, or of wild beasts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness
  • noun The act or practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive injustice; exorbitant greediness of gain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being rapacious; voracity.

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

  • noun reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  • noun extreme gluttony

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