Definition of "deflationary" []

  • A situation in which total spending in an economy is insufficient to buy all the output that can be produced with full employment (noun)
  • Associated with or tending to cause deflation. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "deflationary" in a sentence
  • "I would say that there are two main nuances to the word "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."