1. [ adjective ] excessively greedy and grasping
Synonyms: voracious ravening

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

Related terms: acquisitive
2. [ adjective ] living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
Synonyms: raptorial ravening vulturine vulturous predatory

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

Related terms: aggressive
3. [ adjective ] devouring or craving food in great quantities
Synonyms: esurient ravening ravenous voracious wolfish edacious

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

Related terms: gluttonous
Similar spelling:   rapaciously