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Synonyms for rapacious

Synonyms for rapacious

having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit

Synonyms for rapacious

living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

excessively greedy and grasping

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devouring or craving food in great quantities

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Leaning over the sofa, poised on two legs of his chair and his left elbow; that hand often tapping her arm to beat his words home; his legs crossed; his right hand sometimes arranging his hair, sometimes smoothing his moustache, sometimes striking his nose, always threatening her whatever it did; coarse, insolent, rapacious, cruel, and powerful, he pursued his narrative at his ease.
Mr Venus's mouth screwed itself up, as Mr Boffin's face lengthened itself, Mr Venus not having been prepared for such a rapacious demand.
School playing fields were previously given some protection from rapacious developers by being designated as greenfield sites.
Tesco is a victim of its own unquenchable, rapacious greed.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- A newly caught fish was caught from a fishing line by a rapacious cat in Russia.
He added: "The reasons for closure may be portrayed as rapacious owners increasing rent wishing to profit by turning pubs into houses or corner stores but the tide is running against the ordinary pub.
Therefore it would be much to the benefit of all if the same logic that has been applied to supermarkets could be brought to bear on the UAE's rapacious landlords.
They are primarily intended to ensure the health and safety of Kuwaiti citizens and residents alike and to protect them from greedy and rapacious spoilt food traders, he elaborated in press statements.
This rabid dog, this rapacious wolf, has attacked innocent people and humanity must show a reaction," he said, "This is genocide, a catastrophe of historical scale.
Why do we allow rapacious developers from Birmingham to grab our land?
Do you think your charges are extortionate and you are a rapacious organisation?
Lynch acknowledged the 31-year old Canadian actor and musician's substance abuse problems and said "his death is a tragic reminder of the rapacious, senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction", and added that "tonight we remember Cory for all he was and mourn the loss of all he could have been".
While the production values are far superior to those of a late-night infomercial, the tone is similar, especially when you realize that most of the experts featured in Hungry for Change are hawking books, DVDs, and/or classes to help you break free of those rapacious food profiteers.
As long as the elite clubs' appetite for the foreign buck remains rapacious, the pleas for a mid-season break will continue to be seen for what they arepointless, self-serving, hypocritical bleating.
In the case of Syria now the theft of antiquities for a rapacious international black market is thriving.