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English definition of “drastic”

drastic

adjective     /ˈdræs.tɪk/
C1 (especially of actions) severe and sudden or having very noticeable effects: drastic measures Many employees have had to take drastic cuts in pay.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad drastically     /-tɪ.kəl.i/ adverb C1 Our budget has been drastically reduced.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of drastic adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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