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Aggressive greed.‘the rapacity of landowners seeking greater profit from their property’
greed, avarice, rapaciousness, acquisitiveness, covetousness, materialism, predatoriness, voracity, voraciousness, graspingness, mercenariness, usury, extortionView synonyms
- ‘While some have embraced democratic principles, others continue to rule through rapacity, despotism, and corruption.’
- ‘It's precisely that rapacity, that appetite, that makes them who they are, that allows them to recognize themselves.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This puts a limit on the rapacity of a patent holder.’
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