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synonyms for predatory

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

They also vow to reform policing in Falls Church by shifting officers’ focus to community building and away from “predatory measures”.
NON-BINARY CANDIDATE LOOKS TO FILL FALLS CHURCH CITY COUNCIL SEATSTEPH PURIFOYOCTOBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
The largest sharks ever to hunt in Earth’s oceans may have gotten so big thanks to their predatory behavior in the womb, scientists report October 5 in Historical Biology.
CANNIBALISM IN THE WOMB MAY HAVE HELPED MEGALODON SHARKS BECOME GIANTSCAROLYN GRAMLINGOCTOBER 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
For the fission yeast, such predatory tactics can have big consequences, even driving two nearly identical strains toward becoming different species.
THIS YEAR’S SN 10 SCIENTISTS AIM TO SOLVE SOME OF SCIENCE’S BIGGEST CHALLENGESSCIENCE NEWS STAFFSEPTEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Some of the animals that went extinct were large predatory fish.
SABER-TOOTHED ANCHOVY RELATIVES WERE ONCE FEARSOME HUNTERSCAROLYN WILKEJUNE 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
They are similar to those of modern predatory birds such as owls.
THIS DINOSAUR WAS NO BIGGER THAN A HUMMINGBIRDCAROLYN GRAMLINGAPRIL 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
For many years there had been great scarcity in both countries, a natural consequence of predatory warfare.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
The fellow ill-treated her horribly, but he taught her everything in the way of the predatory life that was to be learnt.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
The coming of the Romans led to the opening up of new roads, and caused the building of walls of defence against predatory tribes.
THE TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAINJAMES OLIVER BEVAN
At the same time, anything more ludicrous than the manner in which they indulged their predatory tastes can scarcely be imagined.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
The tribes bordering the British territory were brave, restless, and predatory.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
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WORDS RELATED TO PREDATORY

  • avaricious
  • avid
  • covetous
  • demanding
  • desirous
  • grabbing
  • grabby
  • grasping
  • greedy
  • predatory
  • prehensile
  • rapacious
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.