Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Given to plunder or rapine; extortionate; grasping.

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Usage examples "rapacious":

  1. Cruel, lustful, rapacious, capricious, selfish, indifferent deities they have adored. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.
  2. That they were impoverished by the rapacious Sylla- who, when he could not touch the person of an enemy, contented himself with seizing his property- we know. - "Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain.
  3. " He is certainly more rapacious than he was ten years ago," Roebuck admitted. - "The Plum Tree", David Graham Phillips.