carnivorous

Vegetables? Forget it. If you're into eating meat, meat and more meat, then you're carnivorous.

Not surprisingly, the adjective carnivorous can be traced back to the Latin word for "flesh." Carnivorous eaters get their fill of other animals, so they've also got a reputation for being savage or predatory. So anyone who stalks around like a lion on the hunt could also be described as carnivorous, even if they're a card-carrying vegetarian.

Definitions of carnivorous
1

adj relating to or characteristic of carnivores

“the lion and other carnivorous animals”

adj (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals

carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects”
Synonyms:
flesh-eating, meat-eating, zoophagous
(of animals) carnivorous
piscivorous
feeding on fishes
predaceous, predacious
hunting and killing other animals for food
Antonyms:
herbivorous
feeding only on plants
omnivorous
feeding on both plants and animals
insectivorous
(of animals and plants) feeding on insects
anthophagous, anthophilous
feeding on flowers
baccivorous
feeding on berries
carpophagous, fruit-eating
feeding on fruit
grass-eating
feeding on grasses
phytophagic, phytophagous, phytophilous, plant-eating
(of animals) feeding on plants
saprophagous, saprozoic
(of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter
saprophytic
(of some plants or fungi) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter
all-devouring
(of animals) both plant-eating and flesh-eating
apivorous
feeding on bees
myrmecophagous
feeding on ants
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