- of, pertaining to, reflective of, or causing inflation: inflationary prices.
Origin of inflationary
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Examples from the Web for inflationary
Creating new money to bid up asset prices is also inflationary.Japan’s Fiscal Crossroads: Will Abenomics Mean Tougher Changes?
July 26, 2013
The disasters of the 1930s pushed central banks towards an inflationary bias.Carmen Reinhart on Why the Central Bankers Will Eventually Be Tempted to Inflate
April 15, 2013
A free-spending government can print all the money its liberal, inflationary heart desires.Welcome Back to the Gold Rush
April 28, 2011
The part that we call our universe condensed out of that inflationary chaos like a water droplet forming out of a cloud of steam.Welcome to the Multiverse!
February 11, 2011
The stimulus package and the inflationary effects of recent Federal Reserve policy might shock the banks back to life some day.Geithner's Stress Test Sham
May 7, 2009
To escape the cruel fate of inflationary corrosion, it has to be reinvested.
Paradoxically, an inflationary period is a period of certainty.
While we control this inflationary pressure we must look forward to the time when this extraordinary demand will subside.
Since then we have seen demonstrated the strength of the inflationary pressures which we have to face.
In September we were hopeful that the inflationary pressures would by this time have begun to diminish.
- of, relating to, causing, or characterized by inflationinflationary wage claims
Word Origin and History for inflationary
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