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synonyms for carnivorous

  • cannibal
  • flesh-eating
  • hungry
  • omnivorous
  • predatory
  • rapacious
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antonyms for carnivorous

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  • vegetarian
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How to use carnivorous in a sentence

In Far North Queensland, FNQ Nature Tours takes visitors on day-long treks in search of the spotted-tail quoll — a marsupial that is endangered and, like its cousin the Tasmanian devil, also carnivorous.
POST-FIRE AUSTRALIA WILL PROVIDE TRAVELERS WITH MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ‘RESTORATIVE TOURISM’ELIZABETH HEATHMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These enigmatic, caterpillar-like, carnivorous creatures live in leaf litter and under rotting logs.
A YEAR AFTER AUSTRALIA’S WILDFIRES, EXTINCTION THREATENS HUNDREDS OF SPECIESJOHN PICKRELLMARCH 9, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Humans can’t eat a completely carnivorous diet because of the liver’s ability to generate only part of our energy needs from protein.
ICE AGE HUNTERS’ LEFTOVERS MAY HAVE FUELED DOG DOMESTICATIONBRUCE BOWERJANUARY 7, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
That suggests that the use of feathers for complex display purposes may have a very ancient history within the carnivorous dinosaurs.
A NEWFOUND FEATHERED DINOSAUR SPORTED FUZZ AND WEIRD RODS ON ITS SHOULDERSJOHN PICKRELLDECEMBER 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The reptiles are primarily carnivorous, and it is not uncommon for them to seek out small pets as a source of food along with other mammals — although fatal attacks on humans are relatively rare.
VIDEO SHOWS MAN WRESTLING PUPPY FROM ALLIGATOR’S JAWS WITHOUT DROPPING HIS CIGARJENNIFER HASSANNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It is evident that many of them might readily become carnivorous to a large extent under suitable conditions.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
Among the carnivorous mammals the social dog or wolf tribe displays the intelligent habit of mutual aid.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
The Ternat bats are carnivorous animals, voracious, and possessed of an appetite for every thing that offers.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
These baboons though mischievious and ferocious, are not carnivorous; they principally feed upon fruits, roots, and corn.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
They are, indeed, among our most valuable sea scavengers, although they are carnivorous hunters as well.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
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WORDS RELATED TO CARNIVOROUS

  • acquisitive
  • avaricious
  • avid
  • carnivorous
  • close
  • close-fisted
  • covetous
  • craving
  • desirous
  • devouring
  • eager
  • edacious
  • esurient
  • gluttonous
  • grasping
  • grudging
  • hoggish
  • hungry
  • impatient
  • insati
  • insatiable
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