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pre·da·ceous

also pre·da·cious  (prĭ-dā′shəs)
adj.
1. Living by seizing or taking prey; predatory.
2. Given to victimizing, plundering, or destroying for one's own gain.

[From Latin praedārī, to plunder; see predatory.]

pre·dac′i·ty (-dăs′ĭ-tē) n.

predacious

(prɪˈdeɪʃəs) or

predaceous

adj
1. (Zoology) (of animals) habitually hunting and killing other animals for food
2. preying on others
[C18: from Latin praeda plunder; compare predatory]
preˈdaciousness, preˈdaceousness, predacity n

pre•da•cious

(prɪˈdeɪ ʃəs)

adj.
predatory; rapacious.
Also, esp. Biol.,pre•da′ceous.
[1705–15; pred (atory) + -acious]
pre•da′cious•ness, pre•dac′i•ty (-ˈdæs ɪ ti) ; esp. Biol., pre•da′ceous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.predacious - hunting and killing other animals for food
carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
2.predacious - 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
acquisitive - 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"
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