What is another word for Depredatory?

Pronunciation: [dɪpɹˈɛdətəɹˌi] (IPA)

Depredatory is an adjective that describes someone or something that is destructive, damaging, or preying on others. Synonyms for depredatory may include predatory, rapacious, marauding, pillaging, looting, plundering, piratical, ravaging, and destructive. These words indicate a behavior that is harmful to others, whether it's predatory animals hunting their prey, or people and organizations preying on the vulnerable. In a more figurative sense, depredatory can be used to describe something that is harmful to the environment or society, such as depredatory mining practices or depredatory political policies. Using synonyms for depredatory can add variety and depth to your writing while conveying the same basic ideas.

Synonyms for Depredatory:

What are the hypernyms for Depredatory?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Depredatory

He was a mild-mannered man with a long thin black beard and a slight stoop, and his experience with fire-arms was confined to the occasional shooting of Depredatory crows, squirrels, and rats with an ancient fowling-piece.
"Captain Jinks, Hero"
Ernest Crosby
Various were the measures adopted to check this Depredatory spirit.
"A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson"
Watkin Tench
Their raids across the border have been a sore affliction to the people of Texas; and it is important that the first promising occasion should be taken to secure their return to the United States, and their establishment where they may be carefully watched, and restrained from their Depredatory habits, or summarily punished if they persist in them.
"The Indian Question (1874)"
Francis A. Walker

Related words: destructive, rant, rant blog, ranting, deprecate

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