Predatory Definition

Of, living by, or characterized by plundering, robbing, or ruthlessly exploiting others.
Webster's New World
Living by capturing and feeding upon other animals; predacious.
Webster's New World
Living or characterized by the exploitation of others for personal gain.
Predatory business practices.
American Heritage

Of, or relating to a predator.


Origin of Predatory

  • Latin praedātōrius plundering from praedārī to plunder from praeda booty ghend- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin praedatorius.

    From Wiktionary

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