Synonyms for predatory

Synonyms for (adj) predatory

Synonyms: predaceous, predacious, predatory

Definition: living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain

Usage: 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

Similar words: acquisitive

Definition: eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

Usage: an acquisitive mind; an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied

Synonyms: vulturine, vulturous, predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening

Definition: living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

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

Similar words: aggressive

Definition: having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

Usage: an aggressive businessman; an aggressive basketball player; he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions; aggressive drivers

Synonyms: marauding, raiding, predatory

Definition: characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding

Usage: bands of marauding Indians; predatory warfare; a raiding party

Similar words: offensive

Definition: for the purpose of attack rather than defense

Usage: offensive weapons

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