Antonyms of adj predatory

3 senses of predatory

Sense 1
marauding, predatory, raiding -- (characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding; "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party")

INDIRECT (VIA offensive) -> defensive -- (intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance")

Sense 2
predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous -- (living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal")

INDIRECT (VIA aggressive) -> unaggressive, nonaggressive -- (not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness)

Sense 3
predaceous, predacious, predatory -- (living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain; "predatory capitalists"; "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott; "a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swinton)

INDIRECT (VIA acquisitive) -> unacquisitive -- (not acquisitive; not interested in acquiring or owning anything)

Similarity of adj predatory

3 senses of predatory

Sense 1
marauding, predatory, raiding -- (characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding; "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party")
       => offensive (vs. defensive) -- (for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons")

Sense 2
predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous -- (living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal")
       => aggressive (vs. unaggressive) -- (having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers")

Sense 3
predaceous, predacious, predatory -- (living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain; "predatory capitalists"; "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott; "a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swinton)
       => acquisitive (vs. unacquisitive) -- (eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied")

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