Recent Examples of sclerotic from the Web
ROME—Italy is set to cut its public services spending by around €30 billion ($33 billion) in 2017, as a review aimed at improving the country’s finances and sclerotic bureaucracy appears to gather steam.
The preparations for the Brussels meeting make clear that NATO has become a sclerotic, top-heavy organization with no clear reason to exist.
The question now is whether Mr. Macron can deliver on his promise to reform France’s sclerotic economy and diminish the Islamist terror threat.
Trump’s strategy could, however, rejuvenate the old authoritarian order of sclerotic autocrats and impervious monarchies in the Middle East.
Mr. Renzi became prime minister two years ago pledging to change Italy’s sclerotic political system, but judging by the results from Sunday, voters have become tired of waiting.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sclerotic'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of sclerotic
Definition of sclerotic
Origin and Etymology of sclerotic
Medieval Latin sclerotica, from Greek *sklērōtos, verbal of Greek sklēroun to harden
First Known Use: 1690See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of sclerotic
Learn More about sclerotic
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up sclerotic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).