predatory

predatory
pred·a·to·ry /'pre-də-ˌtōr-ē/ adj: inclined or intended to injure competitors by unfair means
subject to antitrust liability for predatory conductNational Law Journal
predatory bidding

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

predatory
I adjective bloodthirsty, carnivorous, depredatory, devouring, greedy, living by prey, lupine, pillaging, plundering, praedabundus, praedatorius, predacious, predative, raiding, rapacious, raptorial, ravaging, ravening, ravenous, spoliatory, voracious, vulturine, vulturish, vulturous, wolfish II index larcenous, rapacious

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Predatory — Pred a*to*ry, a. [L. praedatorius, fr. praedari to plunder, fr. praeda prey. See {Prey}.] 1. Characterized by plundering; practicing rapine; plundering; pillaging; as, a predatory excursion; a predatory party. A predatory war. Macaulay. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predatory — pred‧a‧to‧ry [ˈpredətri ǁ tɔːri] adjective trying to use someone s weaknesses to get an advantage: • a fiercely competitive and sometimes predatory organisation * * * predatory UK US /ˈpredətəri/ US  /ˈpredətɔri/ adjective ► used to describe a… …   Financial and business terms

  • predatory — (adj.) 1580s, from L. praedatorius, from praeda prey (see PREDATION (Cf. predation)). Of animals, from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • predatory — [adj] eating, destroying for sustenance or without conscience bloodthirsty, carnivorous, depredatory, despoiling, greedy, hungry, hunting, marauding, pillaging, plundering, predacious, predative, preying, rapacious, raptorial, ravaging, ravening …   New thesaurus

  • predatory — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of an animal) naturally preying on others. 2) seeking to exploit others …   English terms dictionary

  • predatory — [pred′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [L praedatorius < praeda, PREY] 1. of, living by, or characterized by plundering, robbing, or exploiting others 2. living by capturing and feeding upon other animals; predacious predatorily adv. predatoriness n …   English World dictionary

  • predatory — predatorily, adv. predatoriness, n. /pred euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. 1. Zool. preying upon other organisms for food. 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by plunder, pillage, robbery, or exploitation: predatory tactics. 3. engaging in or… …   Universalium

  • predatory — [[t]pre̱dətri, AM tɔːri[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Predatory animals live by killing other animals for food. ...predatory birds like the eagle. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Predatory people or organizations are eager to gain something out of someone else …   English dictionary

  • predatory — pred|a|to|ry [ˈpredətəri US to:ri] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: praedatorius, from praedari to seize and take away , from praeda stolen things ] 1.) a predatory animal kills and eats other animals for food 2.) trying to use someone s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • predatory — pred|a|to|ry [ predə,tɔri ] adjective 1. ) relating to animals that kill and eat other animals 2. ) treating other people badly for your own benefit: a predatory criminal a ) BUSINESS relating to companies that are looking for other companies to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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