Definition of rapacious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rəˈpeɪʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//rəˈpeɪʃəs//
(formal, disapproving)
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wanting more money or goods than you need or have a right to synonym grasping He describes the world of finance as ‘a casino full of rapacious capitalists’. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin rapax, rapac- (from rapere ‘to snatch’) + -ious.
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