Predatory vs Marauding - What's the difference?

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Predatory is a synonym of marauding.

As adjectives the difference between predatory and marauding

is that predatory is of, or relating to a predator while marauding is raiding and pillaging.

As a verb marauding is


As a noun marauding is

raiding and pillaging.



Alternative forms

* (archaic)


(en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to a predator.
  • Living by preying on other living animals.
  • (figuratively) Exploiting or victimizing others for personal gain.
  • Derived terms

    * predatory pricing








  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • raiding and pillaging
  • a marauding band
  • (of an animal) killing in wanton fashion.
  • A marauding stoat entered the rabbit warren and killed fifteen bunnies.
  • (of an animal) killing domestic animals.
  • The marauding lion jumped the fence and killed the goat.

    See also

    * maraud * marauder


    (en noun)
  • Raiding and pillaging.
  • * 1834 , R Thomas, The Glory Of America (page 514)
  • On the 22d, the corporation of Albany passed a vote of thanks to General Heath, for the alacrity which he had displayed in defending the northern frontiers of the state of New York against the maraudings of the enemy.