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PREDACIOUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does predacious mean? 

PREDACIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective PREDACIOUS has 2 senses:

1. hunting and killing other animals for food
2. living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain

  Familiarity information: PREDACIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREDACIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1predacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hunting and killing other animals for food

Synonyms:

predaceous; predacious

Similar:

carnivorous ((used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals)


Sense 2predacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain

Synonyms:

predaceous; predacious; predatory

Context examples:

predatory capitalists / a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal / a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster

Similar:

acquisitive (eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas)


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