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Synonyms for rapacious

Adjective

1. predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous, aggressive (vs. unaggressive)
usage: living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal"
2. rapacious, ravening, voracious, acquisitive (vs. unacquisitive)
usage: excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"
3. edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish, gluttonous (vs. abstemious)
usage: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
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