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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


Similaraggressive


Antonymsnonaggressive, unaggressive

2. rapacious excessively greedy and grasping


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


Synonymsravening, voracious


Similaracquisitive


Antonymsunacquisitive

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


Similargluttonous


Antonymsabstemious









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