Definition of Predacious

1. Adjective. Hunting and killing other animals for food.

Exact synonyms: Predaceous
Similar to: Carnivorous



2. Adjective. Living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain. "A predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"
Exact synonyms: Predaceous, Predatory
Similar to: Acquisitive

Definition of Predacious

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of predaceous) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Predacious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Predacious

precursorships
precursory
precurtain
precut
precuts
precutting
precycle
precycled
precycles
precycling
pred
predacean
predaceans
predaceous
predaceousness
predacious (current term)
predacities
predacity
predate
predated
predates
predating
predation
predations
predatism
predatisms
predator
predator-bug
predator bug
predator bugs

Literary usage of Predacious

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1. A familiar history of birds: Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts by Edward Stanley (1880)
"predacious Habits.—Sagacity.—Various Anecdotes.—Crows and Rooks.—Characters of each.— Tame Crow.—Meetings, or Councils, of Crows, Herons, Magpies, &c. ..."

2. The Logic and Utility of Mathematics: With the Best Methods of Instruction by Charles Davies (1850)
"The lion is predacious; Therefore the lion is not ruminant:" this is a valid syllogism ; and the middle term (predacious) is distributed by being made the ..."

3. A familiar history of birds: Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts by Edward Stanley (1880)
"predacious Habits.—Sagacity.—Various Anecdotes.—Crows and Rooks.—Characters of each.— Tame Crow.—Meetings, or Councils, of Crows, Herons, Magpies, &c. ..."

4. The Logic and Utility of Mathematics: With the Best Methods of Instruction by Charles Davies (1850)
"The lion is predacious; Therefore the lion is not ruminant:" this is a valid syllogism ; and the middle term (predacious) is distributed by being made the ..."

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