rapacious


ra·pa·cious

adjective \rə-ˈpā-shəs\

: always wanting more money, possessions, etc. : wanting more than is needed or deserved

Full Definition of RAPACIOUS

1
:  excessively grasping or covetous
2
:  living on prey
3
:  ravenous <a rapacious appetite>
ra·pa·cious·ly adverb
ra·pa·cious·ness noun

Examples of RAPACIOUS

  1. <nothing livens things up like a whole team of rapacious basketball players descending upon the pizza parlor>
  2. <rapacious mammals, such as coyotes, foxes, and bobcats>

Origin of RAPACIOUS

Latin rapac-, rapax, from rapere to seize — more at rapid
First Known Use: 1651

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