- (of animals) subsisting by the capture of living prey; predacious;
- given to taking by force or plundering; aggressively greedy;
- aggressively greedy or grasping;
- (of an animal, usually a bird) subsisting off live prey;
use : The use of this term for animals other than birds is dated.
origin : Perhaps from rapacity + -ous, in any case ultimately from Latin rapax (“grasping, greedy”).
- He drew the link between control over society’s resources by a small wealthy elite and this rapacious policy.
- The jury found it easier to see her as the rapacious sinner than as the beautiful blue-eyed saint.
- The economy is collapsing, because of international policies, which are rapacious and stupid.
- On the other hand, the officials were inquisitorial and rapacious.
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