Rapacious is a related term of marauding.
As adjectives the difference between rapacious and marauding
is that rapacious
is voracious; avaricious while marauding
is raiding and pillaging.
As a verb marauding is
As a noun marauding is
raiding and pillaging.
* 1787 , :
Given to taking by force or plundering; aggressively greedy.
* 1910 , :
- To presume a want of motives for such contests [of power between states] as an argument against their existence, would be to forget that men are ambitious, vindictive, and rapacious .
Subsisting off live prey.
* 1827 , :
- A Prince [...] sooner becomes hated by being rapacious and by interfering with the property and with the women of his subjects, than in any other way.
- Even the rapacious birds appeared to comprehend the nature of the ceremony, for [...] they once more began to make their airy circuits above the place [...]
* The use of this term for animals other than birds is dated.
* See also
raiding and pillaging
(of an animal) killing in wanton fashion.
- a marauding band
(of an animal) killing domestic animals.
- A marauding stoat entered the rabbit warren and killed fifteen bunnies.
- The marauding lion jumped the fence and killed the goat.
Raiding and pillaging.
* 1834 , R Thomas, The Glory Of America (page 514)
- On the 22d, the corporation of Albany passed a vote of thanks to General Heath, for the alacrity which he had displayed in defending the northern frontiers of the state of New York against the maraudings of the enemy.