Rapacious is a related term of wolfish.
As adjectives the difference between rapacious and wolfish
is that rapacious
is voracious; avaricious while wolfish
is pertaining to wolves.
* 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
Pertaining to wolves.
Akin to the characteristics or habits of a wolf; lupine.
Fierce; savage; menacing.
- a'' ''wolfish'' ''appetite