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Synonyms for predatory
ˈprɛd əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr ipreda·to·ry

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. predatory

    Synonyms:
    pillaging, plundering, marauding, rapacious, greedy, ravenous

    Antonyms:
    guarding, keeping, watching, protecting

Princeton's WordNet

  1. marauding, predatory, raidingadjective

    characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding

    "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party"

    Synonyms:
    rapacious, marauding, vulturine, predacious, raptorial, raiding, predaceous, ravening, vulturous

    Antonyms:
    unacquisitive, defensive, unaggressive, nonaggressive

  2. predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturousadjective

    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

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

    Synonyms:
    wolfish, rapacious, marauding, vulturine, predacious, raptorial, esurient, ravening, ravenous, voracious, edacious, predaceous, raiding, vulturous

    Antonyms:
    unaggressive, unacquisitive, nonaggressive, defensive

  3. predaceous, predacious, predatoryadjective

    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:
    rapacious, marauding, vulturine, predacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturous, raiding, predaceous

    Antonyms:
    defensive, nonaggressive, unacquisitive, unaggressive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. predatoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    plundering, pillaging

  2. predatoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    rapacious, ravenous, greedy, voracious, hungry, preying

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. predatoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    predaceous, plundering

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "predatory":

    predator, predaceous, predation, cricket

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How to use predatory in a sentence?

  1. Pilar Clark:

    'zoochosis' and premature death due to captivity, particularly in the case of highly intelligent predatory animals...can't be the only option.

  2. Henry Havelock Ellis:

    The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

  3. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    These companies should be using their cash reserves to help their employees not to acquire more power. If we don't stop predatory MAs now, the actions of big corporations will have decades-long economic consequences.

  4. Ian Smith:

    In competition terms it's predatory pricing. The use of a scale advantage to disadvantage competitors.

  5. The Lincoln Project:

    John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level. The Lincoln Project Predator is The Lincoln Project Predator, a liar, and an abuser, we extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by The Lincoln Project Predator deplorable and predatory behavior. We are disgusted and outraged that someone in a position of power and trust would use it for these means.

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