[syn: parasitic, parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parasitic \Par`a*sit"ic\ (p[a^]r`[.a]*s[i^]t"[i^]k), Parasitical
\Par`a*sit"ic*al\ (p[a^]r`[.a]*s[i^]t"[i^]*kal), a. [L.
parasiticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. parasitique.]
1. Of the nature of a parasite; having the habits of a
parasite; fawning for food or favors; sycophantic.
"Parasitic preachers." --Milton.
Syn: leechlike, bloodsucking.
2. (Bot. & Zool.) Of or pertaining to parasites; living on,
or deriving nourishment from, some other living animal or
plant. See Parasite, 2 & 3.
Parasitic gull, Parasitic jager. (Zool.) See Jager.
[1913 Webster] -- Par`a*sit"ic*al*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: relating to or caused by parasites; "parasitic infection"
[syn: parasitic, parasitical]
2: of or pertaining to epenthesis [syn: epenthetic,
3: of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a
parasite or leech; living off another; "a wealthy class
parasitic upon the labor of the masses"; "parasitic vines
that strangle the trees"; "bloodsucking blackmailer"; "his
indolent leechlike existence" [syn: parasitic,
parasitical, leechlike, bloodsucking]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
112 Moby Thesaurus words for "parasitic":
abject, accompanying, accordant, agreeing, all-devouring,
all-engulfing, associate, associated, at one with, backscratching,
beggarly, bloodsucking, bone-lazy, bootlicking, cadging, coacting,
coactive, coadunate, coincident, collaborative, collective,
collusive, combined, combining, commensal, concerted, concomitant,
concordant, concurrent, concurring, conjoint, consilient,
conspiratorial, cooperant, cooperative, coordinate, cowering,
coworking, crawling, cringing, crouching, dilatory, do-nothing,
doless, dronish, drony, easy, ecological, ecotopic, ergophobic,
extortionate, faineant, fawning, flattering, footlicking,
good-for-nothing, grabby, grasping, groveling, hangdog, harmonious,
indolent, ingratiating, joint, kowtowing, laggard, lax, lazy,
leechlike, lupine, mealymouthed, meeting, nonaggressive, obeisant,
obsequious, on bended knee, predacious, predatory, procrastinative,
prostrate, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, ravenous, remiss,
saprophytic, scrounging, sharkish, shiftless, slack, slothful,
slow, sniveling, sponging, sycophantic, symbiotic, synchronous,
synergetic, synergic, synergistic, timeserving, toadeating,
toadying, toadyish, truckling, unenterprising, united, uniting,
vulturine, vulturous, wolfish, work-shy