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English adjective: rapacious

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

SamplesA predatory bird.
The rapacious wolf.
Raptorial birds.
Ravening wolves.
A vulturine taste for offal.

Synonymspredatory, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous


Antonymsnonaggressive, unaggressive

2. rapacious excessively greedy and grasping

SamplesA rapacious divorcee on the prowl.
Ravening creditors.
Paying taxes to voracious governments.

Synonymsravening, voracious



3. rapacious devouring or craving food in great quantities

SamplesEdacious vultures.
A rapacious appetite.
Ravenous as wolves.
Voracious sharks.

Synonymsedacious, esurient, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish



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