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rapacious

adjective uk   us   /rəˈpeɪ.ʃəs/ formal
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   us   /-li/
rapaciousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
rapacity
noun [U] uk   /rəˈpæs.ə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
Translations of “rapacious”
in Vietnamese tham lam…
in Spanish rapaz, codicioso…
in Thai โลภ…
in Malaysian tamak…
in French rapace…
in German (raub)gierig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巧取豪奪的,貪婪的,掠奪的…
in Indonesian tamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巧取豪夺的,贪婪的,掠夺的…
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