Definition of inflationary in English:



  • 1Of, characterized by, or tending to cause monetary inflation.

    • ‘Whether these measures or a general economic downturn helped ease inflationary pressures in the housing market is open to argument.’
    • ‘All the same, the article captured the essence of the new strains of unfolding inflationary pressures now taking hold.’
    • ‘However, it would also add to the inflationary pressures discussed below, by raising the cost of our imports.’
    • ‘So from a theoretical point of view it can be argued that an independent central bank may reduce the inflationary bias of monetary policy-making.’
    • ‘What's far worse is the phenomenon of the inflationary recession that Keynesians are always trying to foist upon us.’
    • ‘However, the inflationary backdrop and monetary policy are very different from the times of previous oil price rises.’
    • ‘Thus they result in increasing the inflationary pressure.’
    • ‘The prices of crude and natural gas have both almost doubled, while inflationary pressures are broadening.’
    • ‘The dangers of inflationary pressures on the economy have been referred to on numerous occasions in this newspaper during recent months.’
    • ‘The US central bank is trying to curtail inflationary pressures without obstructing economic growth.’
    • ‘But in the medium term looser fiscal and monetary policy poses serious inflationary risks.’
    • ‘Dollar confidence has faltered not coincidently as inflationary pressures have broadened and mounted.’
    • ‘With inflationary pressures largely offset, expect slow and steady rate hikes’
    • ‘Worse, it might set off an inflationary spiral with global implications.’
    • ‘The presence of monetary or inflationary overhang in the economy exacerbates this situation.’
    • ‘Economists in Paris warned of a dangerous inflationary spiral unless emergency corrective action was taken.’
    • ‘The burgeoning deficit has put downward pressure on the dollar, which could create inflationary pressure as Americans pay more for imported goods.’
    • ‘Robinson said India and China were among the countries where inflationary pressure was becoming a concern.’
    • ‘Similarly, to reduce inflationary pressures, the Bank of Canada also increased short-term interest rates.’
    • ‘Today, the global backdrop is one of general economic strength and heightened inflationary pressures.’
  • 2Astronomy
    Relating to or involving inflation.

    • ‘There is growing empirical evidence confirming the inflationary theory of cosmology.’
    • ‘Some promising ideas, such as inflationary cosmology and string theory, already exist.’
    • ‘But first there were intriguing developments to follow up in the field of inflationary cosmology.’
    • ‘In de Sitter space the universe expands exponentially, which is the basis of the inflationary model of the universe.’
    • ‘One of the goals of the inflationary universe theory is to provide an explanation of these small irregularities.’