greediness vs rapaciousness what difference

what is difference between greediness and rapaciousness

English

Etymology

From Middle English gredynesse, from Old English grǣdiġnes; equivalent to greedy +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːdinɪs/

Noun

greediness (usually uncountable, plural greedinesses)

  1. The state of being greedy; greed.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.11:
      Thereto the body of a dog she had, / Full of fell ravin and fierce greedinesse []

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:greed

Anagrams

  • Niger seeds, genderises


English

Etymology

rapacious +‎ -ness

Noun

rapaciousness (uncountable)

  1. The state of being rapacious; extreme gluttony
    • 2015, Elizabeth Royte, Vultures Are Revolting. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them., National Geographic (December 2015)[1]
      THE VULTURE MAY be the most maligned bird on the planet, a living metaphor for greed and rapaciousness.

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