Definition of 'draconian'
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What evidence is there to justify such draconian restrictions? Times, Sunday Times (2017)Labour laws are draconian in France, and the other options are too small. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The body said that "draconian cuts in support services "will inevitably lead to deterioration in service, which can be avoided if CIOs spend wisely. Computing (2010)During the past nine years he has endured draconian restrictions on his freedom of speech and movement. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We should be less draconian about proof of age. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is not the time to be progressing yet more draconian cuts to police budgets. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To introduce such draconian measures without proper safeguards could well lead to an abuse of power. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We can give agencies draconian new powers to bug phones and computers. The Sun (2013)This is predominantly to do with the draconian drug laws. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He wanted draconian cuts in domestic spending. Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America (1990)Some of the more draconian measures have already been relaxed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Human rights groups have slammed the draconian morality laws in the country. The Sun (2010)Points deduction is the most draconian measure available. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But most of them instinctively dislike draconian laws. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Greece has since signed up to draconian austerity measures to stay in the bloc. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Of course we cannot know for sure whether a less draconian approach to crime will not simply cause it to increase again. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now the same draconian code has been outlined for their MPs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They were not spooked by the less draconian fiscal plans of the Labour government. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Tories talk about more draconian cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In the end, the alternative investment fund managers directive was less draconian than feared. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This case is particularly strange, and the law is draconian and lopsided. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Very quickly, the penalties were seen as draconian and the restrictions as inhibiting the will to win. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Councils seem to take a perverse pleasure in widening pavements, double yellow lines and draconian parking restrictions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A less draconian penal code had been promised but not yet delivered. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He wants it played by some draconian code of ethics instead of enjoying the beautiful drama and mind-boggling entertainment of the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The increase is being driven by public sector organisations, which are gearing up for the most draconian spending cuts of modern times. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'draconian'
British English: draconian ADJECTIVE
Draconian laws or measures are extremely harsh and severe.
...draconian measures to lower the nation's healthcare costs.
Definition of draconian from the Collins English Dictionary
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