Definition of 'deflationary'
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All the evidence is that policymakers will do virtually anything rather than see a deflationary spiral take hold. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is no chance that deflationary pressures brought on by collapsing commodity prices will persuade consumers to defer spending. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Seemingly endless quantitative easing has failed to ignite any inflation in an economy that has been dogged by deflationary pressures for decades. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If deflationary pressures become entrenched, they will impose great hardship. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If deflationary pressures became entrenched in the economy, the damage would be immense. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For the moment, deflationary pressures will boost real incomes and act like an indirect tax cut. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Today's central bankers are aware of the danger that the economy will be locked into a deflationary spiral. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's admittedly not such a damaging policy in deflationary conditions such as those afflicting the advanced industrial economies now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet there is no sign of sustained deflationary pressure in the US economy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Japan and the eurozone are, meanwhile, fighting a combination of weak growth and deflationary pressures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The favoured policy solution is, don't get into a deflationary spiral in the first place. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Japan's deflationary spiral in the 1990s defied government attempts at fiscal stimulus. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The collapse in oil prices, which have halved since last summer, is adding to deflationary pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In so doing, it would add to deflationary pressures already present in money, credit and asset prices. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Without such an increase, the economy might tip into a deflationary spiral such as saddled Japan with decades of stagnation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The figure suggests that demand is picking up, deflationary pressures may be easing, and the economy edging closer to recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'deflationary'
British English: deflationary ADJECTIVE
A deflationary economic policy or measure is one that is intended to or likely to cause deflation.
...the government's refusal to implement deflationary measures.
Definition of deflationary from the Collins English Dictionary
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