Origin of rapacious
Examples from the Web for rapacity
Even as we cheer for her stamina, we shrink from her rapacity.
Her folly and rapacity will sooner or later have their effect.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
The litigation is not, nor ever has been, between their rapacity and his hoarded riches.
These communities had no appeal against personal violence, no protection from rapacity and injustice.Diary in America, Series One|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The rapacity of a land steward, heavy agricultural losses, and finally the arrival of a press-gang had reduced him to misery.
John of Salisbury denies that he sanctioned the rapacity of the king, and urges that he only yielded to necessity.Life of Thomas Becket|Henry Hart Milman
British Dictionary definitions for rapacity
Word Origin for rapacious
Word Origin and History for rapacity (1 of 2)
1540s, from Middle French rapacité (16c.), from Latin rapacitatem (nominative rapacitas) "greediness," from rapax (genitive rapacis) "grasping, plundering," from rapere "seize" (see rapid).