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.”
n 1: extreme gluttony [syn: edacity, esurience, rapaciousness,
2: reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth
(personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: avarice, greed,