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pred·a·to·ry

 (prĕd′ə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Living or characterized by preying on other animals: a predatory insect; predatory instincts.
2.
a. Living or characterized by plundering, pillaging, or marauding.
b. Living or characterized by the exploitation of others for personal gain: predatory business practices.

[Latin praedātōrius, plundering, from praedārī, to plunder, from praeda, booty; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]

pred′a·to′ri·ly adv.
pred′a·to′ri·ness n.

predatory

(ˈprɛdətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. (Zoology) zoology another word for predacious1
2. of, involving, or characterized by plundering, robbing, etc
[C16: from Latin praedātōrius rapacious, from praedārī to pillage, from praeda booty]
ˈpredatorily adv
ˈpredatoriness n

pred•a•to•ry

(ˈprɛd əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
1. preying upon other organisms for food.
2. characterized by plunder, robbery, or exploitation: predatory tactics.
3. engaging in or living by these activities: predatory bands of brigands.
4. acting with or indicative of rapacious, greedy, or selfish motives.
[1580–90; < Latin praedātōrius. See predator, -tory1]
pred`a•to′ri•ly, adv.
pred′a•to`ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.predatory - characterized by plundering or pillaging or maraudingpredatory - characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding; "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party"
offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
2.predatory - living by preying on other animals especially by catching living preypredatory - 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"
aggressive - 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"
3.predatory - 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"

predatory

adjective
1. hunting, ravening, carnivorous, rapacious, raptorial, predacious predatory birds like the eagle
3. rapacious, greedy, voracious, vulturous, vulturine predatory business practices
Translations
مُفْتَرِس، ضار
dravý
rán-
dravý

predatory

[ˈpredətərɪ] ADJ [animal] → depredador; [bird] → de presa, rapaz; [person] → rapaz; [look] → devorador

predatory

[ˈprɛdətəri] adj
[bird, fish, animal] → prédateur/trice
[company, man, woman] → prédateur/trice

predatory

adj
(= involving killing) attack, tribe, behaviourräuberisch; predatory animalRaubtier nt; predatory instinctRaubtierinstinkt m
(financially etc) person, behaviourraubtierhaft
(sexually) personraubtierhaft; he has a predatory attitude toward(s) all the girls in the officeer betrachtet alle Mädchen im Büro als Freiwild

predatory

[ˈprɛdətrɪ] adj (animal) → rapace, predatore/trice; (habits, army) → rapace; (person, look) → avido/a, cupido/a

predator

(ˈpredətə) noun
a bird, eg a hawk, or animal, eg a lion, that attacks and kills others for food.
ˈpredatory adjective
living by attacking and feeding on others. a predatory animal.
References in classic literature ?
Some may gradually become pastoral hordes, like those rude and migratory people, half shepherd, half warrior, who, with their flocks and herds, roam the plains of upper Asia; but others, it is to be apprehended, will become predatory bands, mounted on the fleet steeds of the prairies, with the open plains for their marauding grounds, and the mountains for their retreats and lurking-places.
They had to traverse the most dreary and desolate mountains, and barren and trackless wastes, uninhabited by man, or occasionally infested by predatory and cruel savages.
The Crows and Blackfeet, who were such terrors in the path of the early adventurers to Astoria, still continue their predatory habits, but seem to have brought them to greater system.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
Beaks that could break and rend and tear--all the birds represented were of a predatory kind.
In order to face the constant danger of hurt and even of destruction, his predatory and protective faculties were unduly developed.
And Herbert had seen him as a predatory Tartar of comic propensities, with a face like a red brick, and an outrageous hat all over bells.
They had had sufficient experience with the fighting tactics of the new Waziri chief not to have the slightest desire to accompany another predatory force within the boundaries of his domain.
The inhabitants of the Atlantic frontier are all of them deeply interested in this provision for naval protection, and if they have hitherto been suffered to sleep quietly in their beds; if their property has remained safe against the predatory spirit of licentious adventurers; if their maritime towns have not yet been compelled to ransom themselves from the terrors of a conflagration, by yielding to the exactions of daring and sudden invaders, these instances of good fortune are not to be ascribed to the capacity of the existing government for the protection of those from whom it claims allegiance, but to causes that are fugitive and fallacious.
Oregons Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced, on the same day that the CFPBs new payday lending rules officially go on the books, that the bureau plans to rewrite the rules and will give waivers for lenders that want to ignore the rules and continue issuing predatory loans.
Following a piece published by University World News Africa Edition (1) on the threat predatory journals pose to academic credibility, we decided to share our experiences and some tips in identifying predatory journals.
If it is true that manuscripts in predatory journals receive only superficial reviewing then we should find that they are given a stamp of approval even if they contain significant weaknesses.