- adj. associated with or tending to cause deflation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. of or pertaining to deflation.
- adj. (Economics) associated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases in the purchasing power of money. Opposite of
- adj. associated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases in the purchasing power of money
- deflation + -ary (Wiktionary)
“I would say that there are two main nuances to the word "deflationary.”
“Thus, the gold standard is called "deflationary" recessionary because it prevents the currency manipulators from supposedly solving the unemployment problem through the magic of the printing press.”
“Anti-capitalistic movements always do well in deflationary times.”
“At First Eagle, the debate is over which is the bigger risk: near-term deflationary pressures or long-term inflation.”
“Another consequence has been a long-term deflationary malaise, which has kept yen interest rates ridiculously low to the detriment of savers.”
“Loeper said that he thinks the inflation fears are overblown and that there is still a big risk for the U.S. to be mired in a long-term deflationary spiral like Japan in the 1990s.”
“This does not address the fundamental issue of a long-term deflationary bias in the bill that could ultimately expose the Scottish budget to further spending cuts.”
“My bottom line: the scales tipped last week in the direction of near-term deflationary pressures, despite the strong 2009: Q4 U.S.”
“June headline CPI slips again, raising longer-term deflationary concerns”
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