uncountable noun [oft with poss]
Rapacity is very greedy or selfish behaviour. [formal, disapproval]
⇒ He argued that the overcrowded cities were the product of a system based on 'selfishness'
⇒ ...the rapacity of landlords and the misery of tenants.
⇒ ...their sexual desire and rapacity.
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