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Meaning of RAPACITY

Pronunciation:  ru'pasitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  2. [n]  extreme gluttony
 

RAPACITY is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: avarice, avaritia, covetousness, edacity, esurience, greed, rapaciousness, voraciousness, voracity
 
 See Also: deadly sin, gluttony, mortal sin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ra*pac"i*ty\, n. [L. rapacitas: cf. F. rapacite. See
{Rapacious}.]
1. The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness;
   ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of
   wolves.

2. The act or practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive
   injustice; exorbitant greediness of gain. ``The rapacity
   of some ages.'' --Sprat.

 

 

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