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dras·tic

 (drăs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Extreme in effect; severe or radical: the drastic measure of amputating the entire leg; drastic social change brought about by the French Revolution.
2. Acting rapidly or violently: a drastic emetic.

[Greek drastikos, active, from drastos, to be done, from drān, to do.]

dras′ti·cal·ly adv.

drastic

(ˈdræstɪk)
adj
extreme or forceful; severe
[C17: from Greek drastikos, from dran to do, act]
ˈdrastically adv

dras•tic

(ˈdræs tɪk)

adj.
1. acting with force or violence; violent.
2. extremely severe or extensive: drastic cuts in spending.
[1685–95; < Greek drastikós efficient, drastic]
dras′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drastic - forceful and extreme and rigorous; "drastic measures"
forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"

drastic

adjective extreme, strong, radical, desperate, severe, harsh, dire, forceful Drastic measures are needed.
Translations
شَديد، عَنيف، بالِغ التَّأثيرعَنيف
drastický
drastisk
äärimmäinenjyrkkäradikaali
drastičan
drasztikus
harkalegur, róttækur
思い切った
과감한
radikaliairadikalus
krassradikāls
drastický
drastičen
drastisk
รุนแรงมาก
mạnh mẽ

drastic

[ˈdræstɪk] ADJ [measures, change, reduction] → drástico; [effect] → notorio
to take drastic actiontomar medidas drásticas

drastic

[ˈdræstɪk] adj
(= radical) [measures] → draconien(ne)
to take drastic action → prendre des mesures énergiques
[change, effect] → significatif/ive

drastic

adjdrastisch; solutionradikal, drastisch; consequencesschwerwiegend, schwer wiegend; surgeryradikal; change, reformeinschneidend, radikal; improvementeinschneidend; to make drastic changes in somethingetw radikal ändern; to take drastic action or measuresdrastische Maßnahmen ergreifen

drastic

[ˈdræstɪk] adjdrastico/a

drastic

(ˈdrӕstik) adjective
violent, severe and having a wide effect. At this point they decided to take drastic action.
ˈdrastically adverb

drastic

عَنيف drastický drastisk drastisch δραστικός drástico jyrkkä radical drastičan drastico 思い切った 과감한 drastisch drastisk drastyczny drástico радикальный drastisk รุนแรงมาก zorlayıcı mạnh mẽ 迅猛的

drastic

a. drástico-a;
___ therapytratamiento ___.
References in classic literature ?
For the ape- man they found more drastic measures would be necessary.
She was incapable of making drastic changes, of tearing herself from anyone to whom she was tied by habit and affection--no matter how bitterly the mood of the moment might demand it.
Wrench did not neglect sending the usual white parcels, which this time had black and drastic contents.
Many efforts were made during this period to organize the perishing farmer class into a political party, the aim of which was destroy the trusts and corporations by drastic legislation.
Yes, for over two hundred years no man crossed 30d to 175d and lived to tell his story--not until chance drew me across and back again, and public opinion, revolting at last against the drastic regulations of our long-dead forbears, demanded that my story be given to the world, and that the narrow interdict which commanded peace, prosperity, and happiness to halt at 30d and 175d be removed forever.
So, at the time of his Patagonian fever, the very thought of so drastic a remedy was sufficient to cure him.
Being a microcosm himself, he discovers -- and it is a true discovery, and he is the man to make it -- that the world has been eating green apples; to his eyes, in fact, the globe itself is a great green apple, which there is danger awful to think of that the children of men will nibble before it is ripe; and straightway his drastic philanthropy seeks out the Esquimau and the Patagonian, and embraces the populous Indian and Chinese villages; and thus, by a few years of philanthropic activity, the powers in the meanwhile using him for their own ends, no doubt, he cures himself of his dyspepsia, the globe acquires a faint blush on one or both of its cheeks, as if it were beginning to be ripe, and life loses its crudity and is once more sweet and wholesome to live.
Even when the country was on its knees in the 1980s such drastic action would not even have been considered.
But the 5000 deaths in New York and Washington, DC, forced it to take drastic action.
is a useful case study when considering the resilience of Japanese asset-backed securitizations to drastic and unexpected shocks.
Murray said: "Lee Bowyer is aware that he made a drastic error of judgement.
It offers cost savings to the employer, without the appearance of a drastic reduction of benefits to the employee, while taking an evolutionary approach towards consumer-driven healthcare.