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Definition 1: living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where predatory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for predatory in the sense of this definition

(predatory is similar to ...) eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

"an acquisitive mind" "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"

Definition 2: living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where predatory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a predatory bird
  • the rapacious wolf
  • raptorial birds
  • ravening wolves
  • a vulturine taste for offal

Synonyms for predatory in the sense of this definition

(predatory is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 3: characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where predatory or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bands of marauding Indians
  • predatory warfare
  • a raiding party

Synonyms for predatory in the sense of this definition

(predatory is similar to ...) for the purpose of attack rather than defense

"offensive weapons"

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