- predation pressure,
- predatory pricing,
Origin of predatory
Examples from the Web for predatory
Nonetheless, Washington has chosen to allow Chinese predatory behavior to continue.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable|Gordon G. Chang|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allegations that these two men are abusive and predatory have gone on for years now.Revenge on the Pervs: Why the Tide Is Finally Turning Against Dov Charney and Terry Richardson|Amanda Marcotte|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This, it should be said, bears an eerie similarity to the targeted, predatory lending of the last decade.
How Rousseff's fall from grace will play into Brazil's predatory political scene is now an open question.
Despite adolescent associations with tongue-to-tongue contact and French kissing, France is strict with predatory tongues.Dutch Supreme Court’s ‘Forced-Tongue Kiss’ Rape Ruling Explained|Lizzie Crocker|March 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They called him "The Hunter," in the courts and alleys round about; and this was as much as to say that his habits were predatory.Aladdin of London|Sir Max Pemberton
The old Saracens, fanatics for a religion which professed to grow by conquest, were a nation of predatory and migrating warriors.Pages From an Old Volume of Life|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
It was true that his predatory habits were most pernicious to the commonwealth.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Algerines commenced a predatory war upon the commerce of the United States, and thence a navy formed a new item of patronage.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The girls were pretty and stylishly dressed, but they had a predatory air.Harding of Allenwood|Harold Bindloss
Word Origin for predatory
1580s, "involving plundering," from Latin praedatorius "pertaining to plunder," from praedator "plunderer," from praedor "to plunder," from praeda "prey" (see prey (n.)). Of animals, from 1660s.