inflationary

adjective
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.

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Its October report showed a fresh sign of weakening inflationary pressures, though price increases could accelerate if pressure from labor shortages and tariffs intensify or oil prices pick up after a recent slump. A Wsj Staff Reporter, WSJ, "Global Week Ahead: U.S. Trade Data, Home Sales, Federal Reserve Meeting," 16 Dec. 2018 Not rolling over that debt meant unleashing more pesos into circulation, which would be inflationary. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "Argentina Needs to Dollarize," 9 Sep. 2018 The drop suggests that inflationary pressures may be easing despite the strength of the U.S. economy. Paul Wiseman, Fox News, "US producer prices dip 0.1 percent in August," 12 Sep. 2018 The Senate package, Senate Bills 748-750, would increase the personal exemption to $5,000 by 2021, with annual inflationary increases in subsequent years. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Budget official: Tax cut passed by House hurts Michigan road repair funding," 25 Jan. 2018 Homebuyers who can’t afford such inflationary housing prices might consider buying a condo. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "San Francisco's Home Prices Soared an Average of $205,000 in the Past 6 Months," 6 July 2018 In expecting four rate hikes this year, and staying with three increases for next year, Fed policymakers appeared to be a little more concerned about rising prices and guarding against the risks of an inflationary surge. Don Lee, latimes.com, "Fed raises interest rates and predicts faster pace of future increases," 14 June 2018 Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 Pressure to raise wages during expansions will inevitably be seen as precursors to insidious inflationary pressure. Patricia Cohen, BostonGlobe.com, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of inflationary

1920, in the meaning defined above

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inflationary

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inflationary

: of or relating to economic inflation
: causing, experiencing, or affected by economic inflation : causing, experiencing, or affected by rising prices

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