Definition of rapacious
1 : excessively grasping or covetous
2 : living on prey
3 : ravenous a rapacious appetite
Examples of rapacious in a Sentence
nothing livens things up like a whole team of rapacious basketball players descending upon the pizza parlor
rapacious mammals, such as coyotes, foxes, and bobcats
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The president had been steadfast throughout, sometimes childishly so, but his initial assessment had proved right: Saddam was rapacious, insatiable.
Sprawling, bilingual cast The company in this case is the fictional Mirando Corp., run by rapacious twin sisters Lucy and Nancy Mirando (both played by Tilda Swinton) and fronted by an aggressive Steve Irwin-style TV personality (Jake Gyllenhaal).
GURGAON, India — The Trump Organization is about to double its real estate empire in India with two new projects in this suburb of New Delhi known for rapacious development and poor planning.
There have been scant few weeks where the rapacious ride-hailing company hasn't been in the weekly news cycle.
And yet FS Investors evidently wants to be treated like, of all things, NFL owners, a rapacious breed in foul odor these days.
Now three children have 30 days to solve the puzzle before a rapacious property...
In Karamakate’s eyes, the European and American marauders who enslaved and destroyed his tribe are agents of an insane culture devoted to genocidal conquest and rapacious destruction.
Are mute swans rapacious destroyers of wetlands, or unfairly demonized because they’re not native to this area?
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Synonym Discussion of rapacious
RAPACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rapacious for English Language Learners
: always wanting more money, possessions, etc. : wanting more than is needed or deserved
RAPACIOUS Defined for Kids
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