Definition of deflationary in English:

deflationary

adjective

  • Characterized by or tending to cause economic deflation.

    ‘the deflationary effect of higher taxes’
    ‘deflationary measures’
    • ‘A falling dollar would be a major deflationary influence on the world economy, notes Levy.’
    • ‘Fear of the equity markets, and the addiction to saving, can propel a country into a vicious downward deflationary spiral.’
    • ‘Nothing is more frightening - no economic problem more intractable - than a deflationary spiral.’
    • ‘We do not presently perceive any deflationary risks in the euro area.’
    • ‘Volatile movements in the foreign exchange casino compound the deflationary effect.’
    • ‘Money supply would have then expanded, and deflationary forces would have been thwarted.’
    • ‘That kind of deflationary spiral is what worries economists and corporate executives.’
    • ‘By dampening expected future sales, a deflationary monetary policy may decrease the firm's net worth.’
    • ‘All of this can exacerbate an economic downturn and, in turn, generate greater deflationary pressures.’
    • ‘The overall effect, therefore, will be to generate a stronger deflationary undertow.’
    • ‘The macroeconomic effects will be seen in continued deflationary pressures.’
    • ‘In an economy with a deflationary bias, interest rates may stay low for years to come.’
    • ‘The overall effect is a rise in unemployment and intensifying deflationary pressures.’
    • ‘There are always inflationary and deflationary spots in an economy at the same time.’
    • ‘Another more speculative concern is that it could increase the vulnerability of the economy to deflationary forces.’
    • ‘In much of Africa and Latin America, adjustment was combined with deflationary stabilization.’
    • ‘Many people believe that the world economy is undergoing pressures of a deflationary nature.’
    • ‘But such reforms and restructurings are very deflationary in highly indebted economies.’
    • ‘These two bankruptcies led to intensifying deflationary pressures.’
    • ‘The Great Depression was a deflationary cycle, and it took WWII to get out of that.’

Pronunciation:

deflationary

/diːˈfleɪʃənri/