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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey;
- Example: "a predatory bird"
- Example: "the rapacious wolf"
- Example: "raptorial birds"
- Example: "ravening wolves"
- Example: "a vulturine taste for offal"
[syn: predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous]

2. excessively greedy and grasping;
- Example: "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"
- Example: "ravening creditors"
- Example: "paying taxes to voracious governments"
[syn: rapacious, ravening, voracious]

3. devouring or craving food in great quantities;
- Example: "edacious vultures"
- Example: "a rapacious appetite"
- Example: "ravenous as wolves"
- Example: "voracious sharks"
[syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rapacious \Ra*pa"cious\ (r[.a]*p[=a]"sh[u^]s), a. [L. rapax, -acis, from rapere to seize and carry off, to snatch away. See Rapid.] [1913 Webster] 1. Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force. " The downfall of the rapacious and licentious Knights Templar." --Motley. [1913 Webster] 2. Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird. [1913 Webster] 3. Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite. [1913 Webster] [Thy Lord] redeem thee quite from Death's rapacious claim --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Greedy; grasping; ravenous; voracious. [1913 Webster] -- Ra*pa"cious*ly, adv. -- Ra*pa"cious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rapacious adj 1: 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" [syn: predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous] 2: excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments" [syn: rapacious, ravening, voracious] 3: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "rapacious": Apician, a hog for, acquisitive, all-devouring, all-engulfing, avaricious, avid, bloodsucking, bolting, bottomless, coveting, covetous, cramming, crapulent, crapulous, devouring, edacious, esurient, extortionate, ferocious, fierce, glutting, gluttonizing, gluttonous, gobbling, gorging, grabby, grasping, greedy, gulping, guttling, guzzling, hoggish, hyperphagic, insatiable, insatiate, intemperate, limitless, lupine, mercenary, miserly, money-hungry, money-mad, omnivorous, overgreedy, parasitic, piggish, polyphagic, predacious, predatory, quenchless, raptorial, ravening, ravenous, sharkish, slakeless, sordid, stuffing, swinish, unappeasable, unappeased, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied, unslakeable, unslaked, usurious, venal, voracious, vulturine, vulturous, wolfing, wolfish