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I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.
Jacqueline Bisset

Meaning of "predatory" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PREDATORY

From Latin praedātōrius rapacious, from praedārī to pillage, from praeda booty.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PREDATORY

predatory  [ˈprɛdətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PREDATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Predatory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PREDATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

predatory

Predation

In ecology, predation is a biological interaction where a predator feeds on its prey. Predators may or may not kill their prey prior to feeding on them, but the act of predation often results in the death of its prey and the eventual absorption of the prey's tissue through consumption. Other categories of consumption are herbivory, mycophagy and detritivory, the consumption of dead organic material. All these consumption categories fall under the rubric of consumer-resource systems. It can often be difficult to separate various types of feeding behaviors. For example, some parasitic species prey on a host organism and then lay their eggs on it for their offspring to feed on it while it continues to live or on its decaying corpse after it has died. The key characteristic of predation however is the predator's direct impact on the prey population. On the other hand, detritivores simply eat dead organic material arising from the decay of dead individuals and have no direct impact on the "donor" organism. Selective pressures imposed on one another often leads to an evolutionary arms race between prey and predator, resulting in various antipredator adaptations.

Definition of predatory in the English dictionary

The definition of predatory in the dictionary is of, involving, or characterized by plundering, robbing, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PREDATORY


amendatory
əˈmɛndətərɪ
commendatory
kəˈmendətərɪ
dietary
ˈdaɪətərɪ
emendatory
ɪˈmendətərɪ
fecundatory
fɪˈkʌndətərɪ
feudatory
ˈfjuːdətərɪ
gradatory
ˈɡreɪdətərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
laudatory
ˈlɔːdətərɪ
mandatary
ˈmændətərɪ
mandatory
ˈmændətərɪ
recommendatory
ˌrɛkəˈmɛndətərɪ
respiratory
ˈrɛspərətərɪ
retardatory
rɪˈtɑːdətərɪ
subfeudatory
ˌsʌbˈfjuːdətərɪ
subinfeudatory
ˌsʌbɪnˈfjuːdətərɪ
sudatory
ˈsjuːdətərɪ
transudatory
trænˈsjuːdətərɪ
trepidatory
trəˈpɪdətərɪ
validatory
ˈvælɪdətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PREDATORY

predaceous
predaceousness
predacious
predaciousness
predacity
predate
predation
predatism
predative
predator
predatorily
predatoriness
predatory pricing
predawn
predeath
predebate
predecease
predecessor
prededuct
predefine

WORDS THAT END LIKE PREDATORY

ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
celebratory
circulatory
compensatory
conservatory
defamatory
derogatory
directory
discriminatory
explanatory
exploratory
migratory
obligatory
observatory
oscillatory
participatory
preparatory
purgatory
regulatory
research laboratory

Synonyms and antonyms of predatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PREDATORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «predatory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of predatory

Translation of «predatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PREDATORY

Find out the translation of predatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of predatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «predatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

食肉的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

depredador
570 millions of speakers

English

predatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हिंसक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المفترسة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хищная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

predatório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লুণ্ঠনমূলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prédateur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemangsa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Raub-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

捕食性の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

약탈하는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Predatory
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ăn thịt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சூறையாடும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भक्षक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yırtıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

predatore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

drapieżne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хижа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de pradă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ληστρική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

buit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

underprissättning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rov
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of predatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PREDATORY»

The term «predatory» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.843 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PREDATORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about predatory

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10 QUOTES WITH «PREDATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word predatory.
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Jacqueline Bisset
I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.
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Brian Cox
Unlike New Zealand, which has nothing especially predatory, Australia is full of spiders and crocodiles and all kinds of animals that will eat you and sting you.
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Natalie Dormer
I'm a serial monogamist and would never dream of being as predatory as some of the women I've played. I can actually be a bit shy.
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Andrea Dworkin
You think intercourse is a private act; it's not, it's a social act. Men are sexually predatory in life; and women are sexually manipulative. When two individuals come together and leave their gender outside the bedroom door, then they make love.
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Havelock Ellis
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
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Henry Giroux
Life is now a war zone, and as such, the number of people considered disposable has grown exponentially, and this includes low income whites, poor minorities, immigrants, the unemployed, the homeless, and a range of people who are viewed as a liability to capital and its endless predatory quest for power and profits.
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Kay Hagan
For too long, Americans have fallen victim to financial abuses at the hands of predatory lenders that operate in the shadows.
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Orrin Hatch
Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
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James J. Hill
The wealth of the country, its capital, its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as well as the predatory rich, but above all from the predatory politician.
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Jacqueline Novogratz
I dream a world in no one feels the need for or fear of predatory behavior, in which each of us walks with the knowledge of how beautiful - and valuable - is each human life.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PREDATORY»

Discover the use of predatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to predatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Predatory
WINNER OF THE 2010 AGNES LYNCH STARRETT POETRY PRIZE “Glenn Shaheen is claiming new ground for American poetry.
Glenn Shaheen, 2011
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The Psychology of Abusive/Predatory Relationships: How to ...
She shares valuable information on how women can set themselves free and avoid future drama. This guide will assist women in the following areas: Distinguishing the difference between an abusive relationship and a predatory relationship.
Miranda J. Houston, 2012
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Predatory Game: The GhostWalkers Series: Book Six
Saber Winter was running from her past when she meets Jess Calhoun, an ex-officer with the U.S. forces elite Navy Seals division who's now confined to a wheel chair.
Christine Feehan, 2009
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Predatory Globalization: A Critique
Many ideas guiding the formation of global policy are pushing states in the opposite direction, toward cruelty and irresponsibility. This book contends that the fate of humanity depends on how the role of the state unfolds.
Richard Falk, 1999
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Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin ...
Revealing new details of Condor operations and fresh evidence of links to the U.S. security establishment, this controversial work offers an original analysis of the use of secret, parallel armies in Western counterinsurgency strategies.
J. Patrice McSherry, 2012
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Critical Pedagogy and Predatory Culture: Oppositional ...
This book is a principled, accessible and highly stimulating discussion of a politics of resistance for today.
Peter McLaren, 1995
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Haiti's Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy
A native of Haiti, Fatton (government, U. of Virginia) analyzes Haitian politics from 1986 to 2001, revealing the complications and conflicts which have slowed the country's progress toward an effective democracy.
Robert Fatton, 2002
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Predatory Prokaryotes: Biology, Ecology and Evolution
This volume contains chapters on the diversity, ecology and phylogeny of predatory prokaryotes, introducing models of predator–prey interactions between microorganisms and presenting analyses of the impact of predation in microbial ...
Edouard Jurkevitch, 2006
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Chase!: Managing Your Dog's Predatory Instincts
Managing Your Dogs Predatory Instincts. .
Clarissa von Reinhardt, 2010
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The Predatory Society: Deception in the American Marketplace
Who knows more about a business's shady practices than the people who work there?
Paul Blumberg

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PREDATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term predatory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Big cats' predatory strategy reflected by a 2-million-year-old bovid …
It is barely to have opportunities to predict or study mammals' predatory activities through fossil records, and detailed studies can only be seen ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
2
Service members granted new protections from predatory lenders
Jul 27, 2015 — The United States Department of Defense has announced actions to protect active-duty service members from predatory ... «North Country Public Radio, Jul 15»
3
Two Level III Predatory Offenders Changing Addresses in Rochester
(ABC 6 News) - The Rochester Police Department is notifying the public that two Level 3 Predatory Offenders are moving within the city of ... «KAALtv.com, Jul 15»
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Obama announces crackdown on predatory lenders
Obama announces crackdown on predatory lenders. In his weekly broadcast, President Obama announces a new program to crack down on ... «Town Hall, Jul 15»
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Predatory Towing Bill Passes Unanimously (VIDEO)
Predatory towing is the number one consumer complaint in Montgomery County. Over the years hundreds of grievances have been filed with ... «Montgomery Community Media, Jul 15»
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CFPB Fines Predatory Student Lending Practices; Religious …
Synagogues and churches held prayer services for students as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Discover Bank $18.5 million ... «Bay Area Indymedia, Jul 15»
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Study: Fewer predatory bird species in Brockway count
Not quite 9,200 migrating raptors from 17 species of hawks, eagles, vultures and a few other predatory bird species were counted in the 93 day, ... «Marquette Mining Journal, Jul 15»
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Predatory lending caused the housing bubble to burst
After the great American housing bubble blew up in 2008, taking the financial system and the economy with it, there was an often-bitter debate ... «Peninsula On-line, Jul 15»
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The Warren Buffett Shuffle: Predatory label put on Berkshire division
Warren Buffett, the proud owner of Clayton Homes, the nation's largest home builder of manufactured homes, which he bought on the cheap 12 ... «Enter Stage Right, Jul 15»
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Montgomery NAACP shows dangers of predatory lending
Driving down Fairview Avenue or Atlanta Highway, passersby will see flocks of signs advertising “easy money” in the form of payday and title ... «Montgomery Advertiser, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Predatory [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/predatory>. Jul 2020 ».
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