in·​fla·​tion·​ary | \ in-ˈflā-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce inflationary (audio) \

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 on the Web Now unfortunately even one of the critics who tried to dissuade Mr. Biden from his inflationary spending agenda in early 2021 is endorsing the emerging Biden policy. James Freeman, WSJ, 16 May 2022 Risk aversion usually favors the Swiss franc, but the dollar has emerged as the key haven in a more inflationary environment., 12 May 2022 Gates noted that inflationary problems brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the fallout of the pandemic were likely to accelerate, noting interest rates put into place were likely to cause a global economic slowdown. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 9 May 2022 That's adding to inflationary headaches for families, the US economy and the White House. Matt Egan, CNN, 9 May 2022 The war has already driven up gasoline prices across much of Europe in a generally inflationary climate. New York Times, 8 May 2022 Holding the economy on a steady path of non-inflationary growth is all but impossible. Joel Mathis, The Week, 6 May 2022 The inflationary surge is the result of an unexpectedly strong recovery from the pandemic recession of 2020, a rebound that caught businesses by surprise and forced them to scramble to find workers and supplies to meet customer demand. Paul Wiseman, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 May 2022 REITs tend to perform well in inflationary environments because of their ability to generate additional revenue through higher rents. Robert Amoruso, Forbes, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inflationary

1920, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Inflationary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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