predatory

[pred-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
Zoology. preying upon other organisms for food.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by plunder, pillage, robbery, or exploitation: predatory tactics.
3.
engaging in or living by these activities: predatory bands of brigands.
4.
excessive or exploitive in amount or cost, as out of greed or to take advantage of consumers or patrons: predatory pricing.
5.
acting with or possessed by overbearing, rapacious, or selfish motives: He was cornered at the party by a predatory reporter.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin praedātōrius. See predator, -tory1

predatorily, adverb
predatoriness, noun
nonpredatorily, adverb
nonpredatorilyness, noun
nonpredatory, adjective
unpredatory, adjective


2, 3. rapacious.
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predatory (ˈprɛdətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  zoology another word for predacious
2.  of, involving, or characterized by plundering, robbing, etc
 
[C16: from Latin praedātōrius rapacious, from praedārī to pillage, from praeda booty]
 
'predatorily
 
adv
 
'predatoriness
 
n

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Example sentences
But our definition of predatory pricing has tended to vary over time.
The administration and departments overlook these relationships because they
  are not considered predatory.
Now research has put up a surprising candidate to join this high-speed
  predatory club: the short-finned pilot whale.
Experts believe the extinct birds were meat-eaters because their beaks resemble
  those of predatory eagles and scavenging vultures.
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