Pronunciation: (pred'u-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē),[key] —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 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.