What does predatory mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marauding, predatory, raiding(adj)

    characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding

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

  2. predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous(adj)

    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"

  3. predaceous, predacious, predatory(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. predatory(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to a predator.

  2. predatory(Adjective)

    Living by preying on other living animals.

  3. predatory(Adjective)

    Exploiting or victimizing others for personal gain.

  4. Origin: From praedatorius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predatory(adj)

    characterized by plundering; practicing rapine; plundering; pillaging; as, a predatory excursion; a predatory party

  2. Predatory(adj)

    hungry; ravenous; as, predatory spirits

  3. Predatory(adj)

    living by preying upon other animals; carnivorous

  4. Origin: [L. praedatorius, fr. praedari to plunder, fr. praeda prey. See Prey.]

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How to say predatory in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of predatory in a Sentence

  1. Hassan Zavareei:

    This is about predatory behavior of a sitting President that has the right to be heard.

  2. Howard Scott:

    Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.

  3. Howard Scott, Economist:

    A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.

  4. Ian Smith:

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

  5. Alphabet Inc YouTube:

    Over the past week, we disabled comments from tens of millions of videos that could be subject to predatory behavior.

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