drastic drastic  /d ˈræ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) forceful and extreme and rigorous

Usage(s):

  1. Drastic problems demand drastic cures.
  2. But the Civic Platform has proposed even more drastic measures to investigate who may or may not have collaborated in the past.
  3. Detroit's population decrease would have been even more drastic but for an influx of white and Negro workers from the South.

News

  1. US-INDUSTRY Summary

    Greeks shocked as broadcaster is shut to save money ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece announced the closure of its state broadcaster out of the blue on Tuesday, one of the most drastic measures yet in its struggle to shore up its bankrupt state finances and meet the terms of an international bailout. The decision to take ERT off the air at midnight and pay off some 2,600 staff before relaunching it in a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Greeks shocked as broadcaster is shut to save money

    By Renee Maltezou and Karolina Tagaris ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece announced the closure of its state broadcaster out of the blue on Tuesday, one of the most drastic measures yet in its struggle to shore up its bankrupt state finances and meet the terms of an international bailout. The decision to take ERT off the air at midnight and pay off some 2,600 staff before relaunching it in a slimmed-down ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Japan plans 'drastic' tax cuts for investment: Abe

    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday his government plans to launch a dramatic tax break for corporate investment this autumn after the conclusion of upper-house elections. Speaking in an interview with broadcaster NHK, Abe promised "a drastic investment-tax reduction" representing part of the "second stage" in his reform moves to boost growth, according to ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Market Watch

Quotes

  1. "Now we are in the soup and we better get ourselves out of it before the consequences get drastic," Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton told reporters.
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The Wall Street Journal recently reported that......Sen. McCain would pay for part of his plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare - $882 billion worth," Obama told a crowd of more than eight thousand in Roanoke, Virginia, today. "$882...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. "We have been reassured that...... he (Obama) will not take any drastic decision...... that any decision will be taken through consultations with the military commanders in the field and the Iraqi government," Zebari told reporters in Ankara...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Hoshyar Zebari Source: AFP

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