from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Living by seizing or taking prey; predatory.
- adj. Given to victimizing, plundering, or destroying for one's own gain: "the most vicious, predacious, esurient and desperate elements of this society” ( Claude Brown).
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- adj. Alternative spelling of predaceous.
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- adj. living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
- adj. hunting and killing other animals for food
Not only the owl, but many other birds more familiarly known as predacious in their habits, are useful by destroying great numbers of mice and moles.
The United States has been among the worst of the meddlers: U.S. forces fought predacious warlords at the wrong time, backed some of the same predacious warlords at the wrong time, and consistently failed to appreciate the twin pulls of clan and religion.
Surely he could turn into something predacious or better.
Based on his record heis a predacious opportunist.
"If Hagen Stehr can solve the issues surrounding breeding predacious fish, he'll have a sustainable product that will last forever," says Barbara Block, a professor ... var news_amount = 2;
Just as acquiesing to monica lewinskis predacious actions were not a liability to executing the duties and governance responsibilitiesas President of the United States
Though he is a master prose stylist -- he speaks of a tarantula's "" measured octave tread '' and a villain's eyes "" like lead slag poured into borings to seal away something virulent or predacious '' -- McCarthy is best appreciated for his utter unpredictability.
"If Hagen Stehr can solve the issues surrounding breeding predacious fish, he'll have a sustainable product that will last forever," says Barbara Block, a professor ... var news_amount = 1;
This comes as no surprise to independent observers such as myself who've written lately about the rapacious notion that pecuniary superiority makes right even if this model is predacious to the truth.
Chironimids, among others, are predacious on other insect larvae and other small animals.