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  • adj. associated with or tending to cause deflation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to deflation.
  • adj. associated with or tending to cause decreases in consumer prices or increases in the purchasing power of money. Opposite of inflationary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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."

    Is A Gold Standard Deflationary?

  • If QE III does happen which I think it will it should result in short term deflationary pressures as the Federal Reserve buys back U.S. Treasuries.

  • 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.

    Is A Gold Standard Deflationary?

  • Anti-capitalistic movements always do well in deflationary times.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Crisis of Demand, Not Productivity

  • At First Eagle, the debate is over which is the bigger risk: near-term deflationary pressures or long-term inflation.

    Dueling Forecasts

  • Another consequence has been a long-term deflationary malaise, which has kept yen interest rates ridiculously low to the detriment of savers.

    The Fed Is Out of Ammunition

  • 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.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • My bottom line: the scales tipped last week in the direction of near-term deflationary pressures, despite the strong 2009: Q4 U.S.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • June headline CPI slips again, raising longer-term deflationary concerns : Top News


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