Definition of rapacious in English:

rapacious

Line breaks: ra|pa¦cious
Pronunciation: /rəˈpeɪʃəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

rapaciously

adverb
More example sentences
  • The reality is that we are rapaciously destroying ecosystems and burning fossil fuels as if there were no tomorrow.
  • He seemed to have gained a greater self-confidence from the incredible and unexpected success of his book and he capitalized on it rapaciously.
  • Automobile transport is used wastefully, rapaciously.

rapaciousness

noun
More example sentences
  • Both stories exemplify the rapaciousness that is the norm in our money-obsessed culture.
  • His narrative is one of unmitigated Spanish rapaciousness and violence and Indian innocence and moral purity.
  • So you'd think it would be sheltered from their rapaciousness.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin rapax, rapac- (from rapere 'to snatch') + -ious.

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