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rapacious

adjective

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1 having a huge appetite
  • nothing livens things up like a whole team of rapacious basketball players descending upon the pizza parlor

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2 living by killing and eating other animals
  • rapacious mammals, such as coyotes, foxes, and bobcats

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voracious, gluttonous, ravenous, rapacious mean excessively greedy. voracious applies especially to habitual gorging with food or drink. teenagers are often voracious eaters gluttonous applies to one who delights in eating or acquiring things especially beyond the point of necessity or satiety. an admiral who was gluttonous for glory ravenous implies excessive hunger and suggests violent or grasping methods of dealing with food or with whatever satisfies an appetite. a nation with a ravenous lust for territorial expansion rapacious often suggests excessive and utterly selfish acquisitiveness or avarice. rapacious developers indifferent to environmental concerns

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The first known use of rapacious was in 1651

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“Rapacious.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rapacious. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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