predacity
noun see predaceous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • predacity — dasəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: from predacious, after such pairs as English rapacious : rapacity : the quality or state of being predacious a boy … with plenty of drive and predacity Max Lerner …   Useful english dictionary

  • predacity — See predaciousness. * * * …   Universalium

  • predacity — prɪ dæsÉ™tɪ n. urge to prey; predatory nature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • predacity — pre·dac·i·ty …   English syllables

  • predaceous — or predacious adjective Etymology: Latin praedari to prey upon (from praeda prey) + English aceous or acious (as in rapacious) more at prey Date: 1713 1. living by preying on other animals ; predatory 2. (usually predacious) tending to devour or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cloud Atlas — infobox Book | name = Cloud Atlas title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = David Mitchell cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Fiction publisher = Hodder and Stoughton release… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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  • looting — Synonyms and related words: assault, attack, banditry, battering, brigandage, brigandism, butchery, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, disorderliness, foraging, foray, forcible seizure, freebooting, killing, laying… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pillaging — Synonyms and related words: assault, attack, banditry, battering, brigandage, brigandism, butchery, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, disorderliness, foraging, foray, forcible seizure, freebooting, killing, laying… …   Moby Thesaurus

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