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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Devouring or craving food in great quantities; Excessively greedy and grasping; Living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey.

Usage examples (35)
  • A rapacious divorcee on the prowl
  • Health insurance companies are "rapacious," Rockefeller said, pointing to industry practices such as rescinding policies or jacking up premiums when people get sick.
  • Nothing was too small or great for his rapacious maw.
  • Soon rapacious businessmen arrived from as far away as Bangkok. for more
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