Rapacious Definition

Having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire money or possess things; greedy.
American Heritage
Greedy or grasping; voracious.
Webster's New World
Taking by force; plundering.
Webster's New World
Living on captured prey; predatory.
Webster's New World

Origin of Rapacious

  • From Latin rapāx rapāc- from rapere to seize rep- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from rapacity + -ous, in any case ultimately from Latin rapax (“grasping, greedy").

    From Wiktionary

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