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predatory meaning and definition

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PREDATORY adjective

Definition of predatory (adjective)

  1. characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding
    • "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party"
    • synonyms: marauding, raiding
  2. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
  3. living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
    • "predatory capitalists"; "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott; "a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swinton
    • synonyms: predaceous, predacious
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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