Examples of drastic in a Sentence
The situation calls for drastic measures.
Maybe we should try something less drastic first.
Recent Examples of drastic from the Web
German lawmakers approved a bill on Friday aimed at cracking down on hate speech on social networks, which critics say could have drastic consequences for free speech online.
Drastic changes have been realized in the last year or more in our school district.
Critics including tech giants and human rights campaigners say the legislation could have drastic consequences for free speech online.
Purveyors of fake news, after all, don't take drastic personnel moves following a bogus story.
President Trump will announce Friday a drastic change in the U.S.-Cuba relationship, swapping a policy of cultural exchange to bring about democratic ideals for something closer to the embargo-style policies from past decades.
How will developers fill the massive funding gaps created by drastic reductions in low-income housing tax credit equity?
But the Astros have certainly shown what a drastic turnaround looks like when a couple of those picks (plus a few other high selections and a superstar international signee) become the core of your lineup quickly.
These disturbing reports about North Carolina’s prisons describe a system that is in crisis and in dire need of drastic reform.
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Origin and Etymology of drastic
Greek drastikos, from dran to do
First Known Use: circa 1691See Words from the same year
DRASTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of drastic for English Language Learners
: extreme in effect or action : severe or serious
DRASTIC Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of drastic
: a powerful medicinal agent; especially : a strong purgative
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