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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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Several dozen illiterate athletes, a few rapacious railroad barons, a score or so of silver-haired cardsharps, and a crowd of simple working stiffs--this was all he needed to spin out his fantasies of a better, albeit a Godless, world to come.
School playing fields were previously given some protection from rapacious developers by being designated as greenfield sites.
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".
Through many ages Australian animals, protected by open seas, isolating them from powerful and rapacious animals found elsewhere, had thriven under a sheltered life, and developed unique features.
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.
In the case of Syria now the theft of antiquities for a rapacious international black market is thriving.
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.
With the industry regulator, Ofgem, proving completely unsuited to the task of protecting consumers from the rapacious greed of the energy companies for exorbitant profits, it is high time they were taken back into public ownership.