HyperDic: predacious

English > 2 senses of the word predacious:
ADJECTIVEallpredacious, predaceoushunting and killing other animals for food
allpredacious, predaceous, predatoryliving by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
English > predacious: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninghunting and killing other animals for food.
Synonympredaceous
Broadercarnivorous(used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals
Spanishpredador
Catalandepredador, predador
English > predacious: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLiving by or given to victimizing others for personal gain.
Example "a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swinton
Synonymspredaceous, predatory
Broaderacquisitiveeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
Spanishdepredador, predador
Catalandepredador, predador

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