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English definition of “rapacious”


adjective     /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 Greedy rapaciously     /-li/ adverb rapaciousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] rapacity     /rəˈpæs.ə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ noun [U]
(Definition of rapacious adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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