[ ruh-pey-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Latin from Latin rapax, rapac- (from rapere ‘to snatch’) + -ious
  • ferocious
  • greedy
  • marauding
  • predatory
  • ravenous
  • voracious
  • satisfied
inordinately greedy; predatory; extortionate
A) In the TV show Spongebob Squarepants, Spongebob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, is portrayed as a rapacious character. B) A rapacious desire for money can lead a person to take drastic measures to become wealthy.
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