[ruh-pey-shuh s] /rəˈpeɪ ʃəs/
given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed.
inordinately greedy; predatory; extortionate:
a rapacious disposition.
(of animals) subsisting by the capture of living prey; predacious.
practising pillage or rapine
greedy or grasping
(of animals, esp birds) subsisting by catching living prey
1650s, from Latin rapaci-, stem of rapax “grasping,” itself from stem of rapere “to seize” (see rapacity) + -ous. Related: Rapaciously; rapaciousness.
/Polish raˈpatski/ noun 1. Adam (ˈadam). 1909–70, Polish politician: foreign minister (1956–68): proposed (1957) the denuclearization of Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and West Germany (the Rapacki Plan): rejected by the West because of Soviet predominance in conventional weapons
- Rapacki plan
/Polish raˈpatski/ noun 1. the denuclearization of Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and West Germany, proposed by Adam Rapacki (1909–70), the Polish foreign minister, in 1957
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[rah-puh noo-ee] /ˈrɑ pə ˈnu i/ noun 1. . /ˈrɑːpɑː ˈnuːɪ/ noun 1. the Polynesian name for Easter Island