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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