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rapacious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of rapacious

  1. 1 having a huge appetite nothing livens things up like a whole team of rapacious basketball players descending upon the pizza parlor Synonyms edacious, esurient, gluttonous, greedy, hoggish, piggish, voracious, ravenous, swinishRelated Words hearty, wolfish; devouring, gobbling, gorging, gormandizing, gulping; insatiable, unquenchable, unslakable; empty, famished, hungry, peckish [chiefly British], starved, starving; malnourished, underfed, undernourishedNear Antonyms content, full, glutted, sated, satiated, satisfied, stuffed

  2. 2 living by killing and eating other animals rapacious mammals, such as coyotes, foxes, and bobcats Synonyms predaceous (or predacious), predatory, raptorialRelated Words carnivorous; aggressive, deadly, ferocious, fierce, savage, violent; untamed, wildNear Antonyms herbivorous, vegetarian; gentle, submissive, tame

  3. 3 having or marked by an eager and often selfish desire especially for material possessions rapacious plunderers who despoiled the tombs in the ancient pyramids Synonyms acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting, covetous, grabby, grasping, mercenary, moneygrubbing, greedyRelated Words commercialistic, materialistic, philistine; desirous, eager, itchy, lickerish, miserly; hoggish, piggish, piggy, swinish; devouring, gluttonous, gobbling, insatiable, ravenous, unquenchable, voracious; egocentric, egoistic (also egoistical), egotistic (or egotistical), self-centered, self-seeking; discontent, discontented, malcontent, unsatisfied; begrudging, grudging, resentfulNear Antonyms nonmaterialistic; altruistic, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, greathearted, handsome, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, openhanded, openhearted, selfless, unselfish, unsparing; controlled, moderate, restrained, temperate; content, sated, satisfied



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