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rapacious

adjective uk   /rəˈpeɪ.ʃəs/ formal us  
having or showing a strong wish to take things for yourself, usually using unfair methods or force: a rapacious landlord/businessman her rapacious appetite for fame
rapaciously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
rapaciousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
rapacity
noun [U] uk   /rəˈpæs.ə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/
Translations of “rapacious”
in Spanish rapaz, codicioso…
in French rapace…
in German (raub)gierig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巧取豪奪的,貪婪的,掠奪的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巧取豪夺的,贪婪的,掠夺的…
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