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 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]


Hunting and killing other animals for food


predaceous; predacious


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

Sense 2predacious [BACK TO TOP]


Living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain


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


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

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