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See definition of predacious on Dictionary.com
  • as inmeat-eating
  • as inpredatory
  • as inpreying

synonyms for predacious

  • cannibalistic
  • flesh-eating
  • omophagous
  • rapacious
  • voracious
  • greedy
  • bloodthirsty
  • carnivorous
  • hungry
  • hunting
  • preying
  • thieving
  • marauding
  • depredatory
  • despoiling
  • pillaging
  • plundering
  • predative
  • raptorial
  • ravaging
  • ravening
  • vulturine
  • vulturous
  • wolfish
  • rapacious
  • ravening
  • predaceous
  • raptorial
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How to use predacious in a sentence

The sea-leopard, the only predacious member of the seal family, has an elongated agile body and a large head with massive jaws.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Thus was a graminivorous animal nurtured by a carnivorous and predacious one!
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
Those warlike and predacious Indians would not keep the peace, nor would they allow other people to do so.
MYTHS & LEGENDS OF OUR NEW POSSESSIONS & PROTECTORATECHARLES M. SKINNER
Among animals, the Orthoceratites led a predacious life in the Silurian seas.
THE WORLD BEFORE THE DELUGELOUIS FIGUIER
Bugs are all injurious to man, excepting such as are predacious, which are serviceable by destroying other insects.
AMERICAN POMOLOGYJ. A. WARDER
Predacious insects also consume numbers of them; one of these is the larva of a beetle, Harpalus calaginosus.
AMERICAN POMOLOGYJ. A. WARDER
Indeed, its predacious habits unfit it for associating with its kind.
BIBLE ANIMALS;J. G. WOOD
The principal obstacles to this are snow and predacious animals.
OUR DOMESTIC BIRDSJOHN H. ROBINSON
Otherwise it is not commerce at all, but something predacious outside the law.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
The birches supply food to about three hundred of these predacious fellows, while poplars feed and shelter almost as many.
THE SPELL OF THE ROCKIESENOS A. MILLS
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WORDS RELATED TO PREDACIOUS

  • cannibalistic
  • flesh-eating
  • omophagous
  • predacious
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