rapacity

  • 1 Rapacity — Ra*pac i*ty (r[.a]*p[a^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. rapacitas: cf. F. rapacit[ e]. See {Rapacious}.] 1. The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of wolves. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 rapacity — index bad repute, extortion, larceny, pillage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 rapacity — (n.) 1540s, from M.Fr. rapacité (16c.), from L. rapacitatem (nom. rapacitas) greediness, from rapax grasping (gen. rapacis) plundering, from rapere seize (see RAPID (Cf. rapid)) …

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  • 4 rapacity — greed, *cupidity, avarice Analogous words: covetousness, avariciousness, greediness, graspingness (see corresponding adjectives at COVETOUS): exaction, demanding or demand, claiming or claim (see corresponding verbs at DEMAND) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 rapacity — [[t]rəpæ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft with poss (disapproval) Rapacity is very greedy or selfish behaviour. [FORMAL] He argued that the overcrowded cities were the product of a system based on selfishness and rapacity . ...the rapacity of landlords… …

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  • 6 rapacity — plėšrumas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vienas iš pagrindinių biocenozės tarppopuliacinių ryšių – reiškinys, kai vieni organizmai (plėšrūnai) minta kitais organizmais (aukomis). Plėšrūnams tokie santykiai naudingi: suėdę… …

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  • 7 rapacity — rapacious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ aggressively greedy. DERIVATIVES rapaciously adverb rapaciousness noun rapacity noun. ORIGIN from Latin rapax, from rapere to snatch …

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  • 8 rapacity — noun Date: 1543 the quality of being rapacious …

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  • 9 rapacity — See rapaciously. * * * …

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  • 10 rapacity — noun The quality of being rapacious; voracity …

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  • 11 rapacity — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, avidness, claim, covetousness, crapulence, crapulency, cupidity, demand, edacity, exaction, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttonousness, gluttony, grasping,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 rapacity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Greed] Syn. avarice, covetousness, voracity; see greed . 2. [Plunder] Syn. thieving, thievery, marauding; see theft . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being voracious: avidity, edacity,… …

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  • 13 rapacity — rÉ™ pæsÉ™tɪ n. greediness, covetousness, selfishness; predaciousness, quality of hunting other creatures for food …

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  • 14 rapacity — n. 1. Ravenousness, rapaciousness, voraciousness, voracity, avidity, canine appetite. 2. Greed, ravenousness, exercise of plunder. 3. Avariciousness, greediness of gain …

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  • 15 rapacity — n 1. ravenousness, ravening, rapaciousness, craving, voracity, voraciousness, omniverousness. 2. avarice, avariciousness, cupidity, greed, greediness, avidity; graspingness, acquisitiveness, Inf. itching palm. 3. extortion, usury, bloodsucking,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 16 rapacity — ra·pac·i·ty …

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  • 17 rapacity — See: rapacious …

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  • 18 rapacity — noun 1. reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) • Syn: ↑avarice, ↑greed, ↑covetousness, ↑avaritia • Derivationally related forms: ↑rapacious, ↑covetous ( …

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  • 19 Ningbo — For other uses, see Ningbo (disambiguation). Ningbo 宁波   Sub provincial city   宁波市 …

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  • 20 cupidity — cupidity, greed, rapacity, avarice are comparable when meaning intense desire for wealth or possessions. Cupidity stresses the intensity and compelling nature of the desire and often suggests covetousness as well {the sight of so much wealth… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms