parasitical


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Synonyms for parasitical

of or characteristic of a parasite

Synonyms for parasitical

relating to or caused by parasites

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of plants or persons

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In 1991, Bournemouth West Tory MP John Butterfill described Liverpudlians as "drop-outs pursuing a parasitical lifestyle.
Anxious Joan, 50, went shopping in a nearby Waitrose supermarket on Friday and filled a trolley with healthy fruit and veg for her daughter after doctors warned the parasitical disease could break out again unless she builds her strength up.
The only negatives are the parasitical touts and Cheltenham's lack of response to them.
Their comfortable cars with the red lights atop, their bungalows and retinues of sycophants and parasitical hangers-on soon make them forget the discomfort of the backward areas.
However, pirate societies were not only parasitical (which Leeson does explicitly acknowledge: p.
As a result, post-modern Westerners reluctant to employ the full power of their weapons face technologically parasitical religious zealots respecting no limits on violence.
In other words, the seemingly symbiotic relationship is actually a parasitical one -- China is using the US to ride to world power status.
This move leftward would only borrow from the rhetoric of the parasitical left, which simply pursues immediate political profit and refuses to consider that the social state needs reform.
We need no more proof of the barbarity of capitalism, the parasitical system that exploits humanity and nature alike.
Rebeka never leaves her Budapest apartment again, becoming a parasitical nuisance to her strangely conflicted son.
It is crucial that the Tribunal be insulated from the political talkers whose contributions from now onwards will only be parasitical and, hopefully, inconsequential.
While western populist agrarians adopted an antisemitic rhetoric of the Jewish land speculator as "a parasitical manipulator of money," eastern patricians expressed revulsion toward new Jewish immigrants (xiii).
continues his effort to raise public awareness about parasitical infections that do not make the headlines, and to advocate for the mostly very poor people living in the remote and rural regions where they are endemic.
com to track and protect our content from parasitical aggregators such as The Huffington Post, which often reprint, rather than merely link to, newspaper articles, and perhaps to even consider charging for some of our more popular features.