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Rapacious vs. Avaricious

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Rapaciousadjective

Voracious; avaricious.

Avariciousadjective

Actuated by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.

Rapaciousadjective

Given to taking by force or plundering; aggressively greedy.

Avariciousadjective

Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.

Rapaciousadjective

(of an animal, usually a bird) Subsisting off live prey.

Avariciousadjective

immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth;

‘they are avaricious and will do anything for money’; ‘casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields’; ‘a grasping old miser’; ‘grasping commercialism’; ‘greedy for money and power’; ‘grew richer and greedier’; ‘prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees’;

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Rapaciousadjective

Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force.

Rapaciousadjective

Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird.

Rapaciousadjective

Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite.

‘[Thy Lord] redeem thee quite from Death's rapacious claim’;

Rapaciousadjective

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’;

Rapaciousadjective

excessively greedy and grasping;

‘a rapacious divorcee on the prowl’; ‘ravening creditors’; ‘paying taxes to voracious governments’;

Rapaciousadjective

devouring or craving food in great quantities;

‘edacious vultures’; ‘a rapacious appetite’; ‘ravenous as wolves’; ‘voracious sharks’;

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