Rapacious vs Vulturous - What's the difference?

rapacious | vulturous |


As adjectives the difference between rapacious and vulturous

is that rapacious is voracious; avaricious while vulturous is having the features of a vulture; especially those of being rapacious, greedy, or scavenging.

rapacious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Voracious; avaricious.
  • * 1787 , :
  • 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 .
  • Given to taking by force or plundering; aggressively greedy.
  • * 1910 , :
  • 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.
  • Subsisting off live prey.
  • * 1827 , :
  • 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 [...]

    Usage notes

    * The use of this term for animals other than birds is dated.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    vulturous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having the features of a vulture; especially those of being rapacious, greedy, or scavenging.
  • :The attorney licked his lips with vulturous delight as he listened to the man's description of neck pain after the accident.