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Meaning & Definition of Rapacious in English

English

Rapacious

/rəpæʃɪs/

adjective

1. Living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

  • "A predatory bird"
  • "The rapacious wolf"
  • "Raptorial birds"
  • "Ravening wolves"
  • "A vulturine taste for offal"
    synonym:
  • predatory
  • ,
  • rapacious
  • ,
  • raptorial
  • ,
  • ravening
  • ,
  • vulturine
  • ,
  • vulturous

2. Excessively greedy and grasping

  • "A rapacious divorcee on the prowl"
  • "Ravening creditors"
  • "Paying taxes to voracious governments"
    synonym:
  • rapacious
  • ,
  • ravening
  • ,
  • voracious

3. Devouring or craving food in great quantities

  • "Edacious vultures"
  • "A rapacious appetite"
  • "Ravenous as wolves"
  • "Voracious sharks"
    synonym:
  • edacious
  • ,
  • esurient
  • ,
  • rapacious
  • ,
  • ravening
  • ,
  • ravenous
  • ,
  • voracious
  • ,
  • wolfish