Definition of inflationary
: of, characterized by, or productive of inflation inflationary policies
Examples of inflationary in a Sentence
He blames the bad economy on the government's inflationary policies.
Recent Examples of inflationary from the Web
Carter originally sought a 17-cent tax hike to raise $500 million yearly, with the tax rising periodically, tied to an inflationary index.
The bond yield’s rise had been set off by fears the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates aggressively this year in a bid to slow the economy and head off inflationary pressures.
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First Known Use of inflationary
INFLATIONARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inflationary for English Language Learners
: of or relating to economic inflation
: causing, experiencing, or affected by economic inflation : causing, experiencing, or affected by rising prices
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