vulturine


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vul·tur·ine

 (vŭl′chə-rīn′) also vul·tur·ous (-chər-əs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a vulture.
2. Rapacious; predatory.

vulturine

(ˈvʌltʃəˌraɪn)
adj
1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a vulture
2. Also: vulturous rapacious, predatory, or greedy

vul•tur•ine

(ˈvʌl tʃəˌraɪn, -tʃər ɪn)

also vul•tur•ous

(-tʃər əs)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vulture.
2. resembling a vulture, esp. in rapacious or predatory qualities.
[1640–50; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vulturine - living by preying on other animals especially by catching living preyvulturine - living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
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2) Inevitably, the vulturine enticements poured in, from Trenton, Brantford, Paris, and beyond.
The vulturine guinea fowl we started out on is neither for the slow of foot, nor the faint of heart.
In George, another decolonised outpost of the Cape, the narrator describes Mr Isaacs as some vulturine apparition with the clothing markers of a nineteenth-century missionary who "is wearing the same overlarge suit: his neck vanishes into the jacket, from which he peers out like a sharp-beaked bird caught in a sack.