Even as we cheer for her stamina, we shrink from her rapacity.
But his whole reign was a tissue of wantonness and folly, cruelty and injustice, rapacity and corruption.
His eyes shone with rapacity and hope; he became confidential.
It is a strange motive for war—a wish to gratify the rapacity, to swell the triumphs, and to increase the insolence of the enemy.
Her folly and rapacity will sooner or later have their effect.
During the minority of the king, the rapacity of the courtiers had been, as usual in such cases, unbounded.
And the Spaniard here, who has been driven out for his cruelty and rapacity.
Before a day had passed Imbono came into the camp to complain of the insolence and rapacity of Boloko and his men.
It tinged victory with a hideous color of rapacity and brutality.
We have famine, owing to the incapacity of the government, and the rapacity of speculators.
1540s, from Middle French rapacité (16c.), from Latin rapacitatem (nominative rapacitas) "greediness," from rapax (genitive rapacis) "grasping, plundering," from rapere "seize" (see rapid).