Synonyms for parasitical

Grammar : Adj
Spell : par-uh-sit-ik
Phonetic Transcription : ˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk

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Définition of parasitical

Origin :
  • 1620s, from Latin parasiticus, from Greek parasitikos "of or pertaining to a parasite; the trade of a parasite," from parasitos (see parasite). Biological sense is from 1731. Related: Parasitical, 1570s in reference to toadies; from 1640s in the biological sense.
  • As in obsequious : adj groveling, submissive
  • As in bloodsucking : adj parasitic
  • As in freeloading : adj parasitic
  • As in parasitic : adj like a parasite
Example sentences :
  • That is intensely curious about the parasitical plant of Borneo.
  • Extract from : « Hortus Inclusus » by John Ruskin
  • Pope, it must be remembered, is essentially a parasitical writer.
  • Extract from : « Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.) » by Leslie Stephen
  • Scarcely is the sun risen when we are plagued by the parasitical and inquisitive mob.
  • Extract from : « The Sisters, Complete » by Georg Ebers
  • Are you not ashamed to crowd around a table, like parasitical dogs?
  • Extract from : « The King of the Mountains » by Edmond About
  • Because the mistletoe is a parasitical plant, growing upon the bark of other trees.
  • Extract from : « The Reason Why » by Anonymous
  • All the parasitical crustaceans are placed in this first category.
  • Extract from : « Animal Parasites and Messmates » by P. J. Van Beneden
  • The Mutill are parasitical on solitary bees, their larv devouring their larv.
  • Extract from : « The Insect World » by Louis Figuier
  • They are not the creations of a God; they are the parasitical images of type.
  • Extract from : « Berenice » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • They had it all figured out, in their own parasitical, cold-blooded way.
  • Extract from : « Collectivum » by Mike Lewis
  • And yet the cow-bird finds this nest and drops her parasitical egg in it.
  • Extract from : « Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers » by John Burroughs

Antonyms for parasitical

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