predaciousness

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  • predaciousness — prɪ deɪʃəsnɪs n. predacity, practice of hunting other creatures for food; practice of behaving like a predator; practice of robbing and taking advantage of others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • predaciousness — pre·da·cious·ness …   English syllables

  • predaciousness — noun see predacious * * * predāˈciousness or predacˈity noun • • • Main Entry: ↑predacious …   Useful english dictionary

  • predacious — predaciousness, predacity /pri das i tee/; esp. Biol., predaceousness, n. /pri day sheuhs/, adj. predatory; rapacious. Also, esp. Biol., predaceous. [1705 15; PRED(ATORY) + ACIOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • predacity — See predaciousness. * * * …   Universalium

  • predaceousness — See predaciousness. * * * …   Universalium

  • parasitism — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bloodsucking, sponging, Dependency, predatoriness, predaciousness, ravenousness; see also dependence 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • rapaciousness — ra pa·cious·ness· || rÉ™ peɪʃəsnɪs n. greediness, covetousness, selfishness; predaciousness, quality of hunting other creatures for food …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rapacity — rÉ™ pæsÉ™tɪ n. greediness, covetousness, selfishness; predaciousness, quality of hunting other creatures for food …   English contemporary dictionary

  • predacious — [prɪ deɪʃəs] (also predaceous) adjective (of an animal) predatory. Derivatives predaciousness noun predacity noun Origin C18: from L. praeda booty + acious …   English new terms dictionary

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