Rapacious

Definition of Rapacious

Ra`pa´cious   Pronunciation: rå`pā´shŭs
a.1.
1.Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force.
2.Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird.
3.Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite.
[Thy Lord] redeem thee quite from Death's rapacious claim
- Milton.

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Apician, a hog for, acquisitive, all-devouring, all-engulfing, avid, bloodsucking, bolting, bottomless, coveting, covetous, cramming, crapulent, crapulous, devouring, edacious, esurient, extortionate, ferocious, fierce, glutting, gluttonizing, gluttonous, gobbling, gorging, grabby, gulping, guttling, guzzling, hoggish, hyperphagic, insatiable, insatiate, intemperate, limitless, lupine, mercenary, miserly, money-hungry, money-mad, omnivorous, overgreedy, parasitic, piggish, polyphagic, predacious, predatory, quenchless, raptorial, ravening, sharkish, slakeless, sordid, stuffing, swinish, unappeasable, unappeased, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied, unslakeable, unslaked, usurious, venal, voracious, vulturine, vulturous, wolfing
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