Definition of rapacity in English:

rapacity

noun

  • [mass noun] Aggressive greed:

    ‘the rapacity of landowners seeking greater profit from their property’
    • ‘It's precisely that rapacity, that appetite, that makes them who they are, that allows them to recognize themselves.’
    • ‘This puts a limit on the rapacity of a patent holder.’
    • ‘While some have embraced democratic principles, others continue to rule through rapacity, despotism, and corruption.’
    • ‘No situation, however obscure, or however sacred, escaped the rapacity of the enemy.’
    • ‘It is not an effective instrument for protecting our people from the greed and rapacity of outsiders.’
    greed, avarice, rapaciousness, acquisitiveness, covetousness, materialism, predatoriness, voracity, voraciousness, graspingness, mercenariness, usury, extortion
    View synonyms

Pronunciation

rapacity

/rəˈpasɪti/