What does the word predatory mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Predatoriness.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Characterized by or addicted to plundering.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Living by preying upon others. predaceous; predacious.

Usage examples for predatory

  1. Less honest Socialist orators as the result of long experience have therefore adopted the more effectual policy of appealing to the predatory instincts of the crowd. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  2. My only regret is that we have not had the benefit of his powerful assistance during the campaigns in which we have protested against the domination of politics by predatory corporations. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
  3. Prue was whisked from the ranks of the resentful poor to those of the predatory rich. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes