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Definitions and Synonyms of rapacious | Another word for rapacious | What is rapacious?

Definition 1: excessively greedy and grasping - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rapacious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rapacious divorcee on the prowl
  • ravening creditors
  • paying taxes to voracious governments

Synonyms for rapacious in the sense of this definition

(rapacious is similar to ...) eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

"an acquisitive mind" "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"

Definition 2: living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rapacious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a predatory bird
  • the rapacious wolf
  • raptorial birds
  • ravening wolves
  • a vulturine taste for offal

Synonyms for rapacious in the sense of this definition

(rapacious is similar to ...) having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

"an aggressive businessman" "an aggressive basketball player" "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions" "aggressive drivers"

Definition 3: devouring or craving food in great quantities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rapacious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • edacious vultures
  • a rapacious appetite
  • ravenous as wolves
  • voracious sharks

Synonyms for rapacious in the sense of this definition

(rapacious is similar to ...) given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

"over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands" "a gluttonous debauch" "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"

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