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[in-fley-shuh-niz-uh m]
  1. the policy or practice of inflation through expansion of currency or bank deposits.
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Origin of inflationism

First recorded in 1915–20; inflation + -ism
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Historical Examples of inflationism

  • The inflationism of the currency systems of Europe has proceeded to extraordinary lengths.

    The Economic Consequences of the Peace

    John Maynard Keynes

  • Thus the menace of inflationism described above is not merely a product of the war, of which peace begins the cure.

British Dictionary definitions for inflationism


  1. the advocacy or policy of inflation through expansion of the supply of money and credit
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Derived Formsinflationist, noun, adjective
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