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See definition of raptorial on Dictionary.com
  • as inpredatory
  • as inpreying

synonyms for raptorial

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

Another raptorial bird of which the nest is likely to be found in January is the Turumti or red-headed merlin (Aesalon chicquera).
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
Both species of crow seem to take great delight in teasing raptorial birds.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
To every migratory species of raptorial bird, that captures living quarry, there is a non-migratory counterpart or near relative.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
Because of the strong popular prejudice against raptorial birds in general, laws protecting them are usually not enforced.
OBSERVATIONS ON THE MISSISSIPPI KITE IN SOUTHWESTERN KANSASHENRY S. FITCH
The white-eyed buzzard is almost contemptible as a bird of prey; he is a raptorial degenerate, a mere loafer.
JUNGLE FOLKDOUGLAS DEWAR
Another raptorial bird by no means unfrequently met with on the mountains is the Peregrine.
AMONG THE BIRDS IN NORTHERN SHIRESCHARLES DIXON
It is my belief that vultures and other raptorial birds do not recognise in the screams of their victims the wails of pain.
GLIMPSES OF INDIAN BIRDSDOUGLAS DEWAR
No matter how large a raptorial bird be, if its claws are small and feeble, it feeds either upon carrion or tiny creatures.
GLIMPSES OF INDIAN BIRDSDOUGLAS DEWAR
I once asked a falconer how he would explain such inconsistencies in the behaviour of raptorial birds.
GLIMPSES OF INDIAN BIRDSDOUGLAS DEWAR
The smaller fry appear to look upon the raptorial bird in much the same light as children regard the “bogey man.”
GLIMPSES OF INDIAN BIRDSDOUGLAS DEWAR
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO RAPTORIAL

  • bloodthirsty
  • carnivorous
  • depredatory
  • despoiling
  • greedy
  • hungry
  • hunting
  • marauding
  • plundering
  • predacious
  • predative
  • preying
  • rapacious
  • raptorial
  • ravaging
  • ravening
  • thieving
  • voracious
  • vulturine
  • vulturous
  • wolfish
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.