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noun as in plunder

noun as in greed

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Example Sentences

Though I’m not sure I realized that till I was grown and married myself, and only because I could feel its absence My parents’ life together started with a rapacious, let’s elope kind of love.

From Time

Even as we cheer for her stamina, we shrink from her rapacity.

Thus the rapacity of Capital defeats itself, and actually impoverishes its owners when it deprives Labor of a fair reward.

This is one of the truths which sloth, rapacity and extravagance are slow to learn, yet which they cannot safely ignore.

Could I dream that nothing would satisfy your rapacity but my destruction?

I would excuse the rapacity of the Mahajan if it has succeeded in keeping the gambling die or toddy from the ryot's home.

For Torrington's weakness and negligence caused ten times as much mischief as his rapacity.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rapacity, such as: stealing, theft, thievery, thieving, and marauding.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.