English dictionary

rapacious meaning and definition

RAPACIOUS adjective

Definition of rapacious (adjective)

  1. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
  2. excessively greedy and grasping
    • "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"
    • synonyms: ravening, voracious
  3. devouring or craving food in great quantities
Source: Princeton University Wordnet