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predacious

, predaceous
(of animals) habitually hunting and killing other animals for food
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3) Depicting in Love the man named Bill Cosey, who combines sexual predacity and social pretension, as well as the power at a symbolic distance of dead or missing fathers, Morrison--all paradox no doubt intentional--compacts into just the one character (and tantalizingly unveils) not only the traditional role of the Symbolic father but also the roles of the two other figures of the father--ordinary versus obscene--associated with what Zizek calls the bourgeois father of postmodernism.
The author is highly critical, even emotional, in his assessment of liberal economics, in which "a little obscene witch--profitability--has transformed reality into a commodity," hence "one passes from production to exploitation, from creation to predacity, to plunder or to parasitism" (59-74).
It persists in eroding the civil space, constraining the processes of accumulation of power and wealth and in making predacity easier than exploitation" (Bayart, 1993, p.