HyperDic: predatory

English > 3 senses of the word predatory:
ADJECTIVEallpredatory, marauding, raidingcharacterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding
allpredatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturousliving by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
allpredatory, predaceous, predaciousliving by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
predatory > pronunciation
Soundspreh'dahtao.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > predatory: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding.
Example "predatory warfare"
Synonymsmarauding, raiding
BroaderoffensiveFor the purpose of attack / attack rather than defense
Spanishintruso, merodeador
Catalandepredador
English > predatory: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLiving by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey.
Example"a predatory bird"
Synonymsrapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous
BroaderaggressiveHaving or showing determination and energetic / energetic pursuit of your ends
Spanishdepredador, predador, rapaz
Catalandepredador, predador, rapaç
English > predatory: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningLiving by or given to victimizing others for personal gain.
Examples
  • "predatory capitalists"
  • "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott
Synonymspredaceous, predacious
Broaderacquisitiveeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
Spanishdepredador, predador
Catalandepredador, predador

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