swingeing


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swinge·ing

 (swĭn′jĭng)
adj. Chiefly British
Extreme in effect; drastic: swingeing budget cuts.

swingeing

(ˈswɪndʒɪŋ)
adj
chiefly Brit punishing; severe

swinge•ing

(ˈswɪn dʒɪŋ)

adj. Chiefly Brit. Informal.
enormous; thumping.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.swingeing - severe; punishingly bad; "swingeing taxation"; "swingeing damages awarded by the judge"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"

swingeing

adjective (Chiefly Brit.) severe, heavy, drastic, huge, punishing, harsh, excessive, daunting, stringent, oppressive, Draconian, exorbitant swingeing cuts in the workforce
Translations

swingeing

[ˈswɪndʒɪŋ] ADJ (Brit) [increase] → vertiginoso; [cut] → fulminante, drástico; [fine] → severísimo; [majority] → abrumador

swingeing

[ˈswɪndʒɪŋ] adj (British) [attack] → cinglant(e)
swingeing cuts → des coupes sombres

swingeing

adj (Brit) blow, penalty, punishmenthart; attackscharf; defeatvernichtend; taxation, price increases, fee, chargeextrem hoch; cutsextrem

swingeing

[ˈswɪndʒɪŋ] adj (cuts) → drastico/a; (attack, blow) → violento/a; (defeat, majority) → schiacciante; (taxation) → forte; (price increase) → enorme
References in periodicals archive ?
TEHRAN (FNA)- The head of Britain's FDA expects the Conservatives to continue primarily targeting staffing levels as it makes yet more swingeing cuts to public spending, media reports said.
The SNP want to put an end to swingeing cuts that are harming the most vulnerable in our society.
Some unions asked for an increase of 3% when pay negotiations began last year but members have decided against holding out for more in light of swingeing cuts to Wales' further education budget.
He must be so disappointed and stunned by the swingeing cuts, as well as those who use the Library.
Kirklees Council wants to know where the public think swingeing cuts should fall as they have to save PS69m over the next three years.
Last week when Coun Forbes announced the next round of swingeing cuts, MP Dave Anderson wrote a letter in favour of a Keynesian approach to economic downturns.
GP bosses are mounting a hard-hitting poster campaign and calling on patients to back demands for the Government to reverse swingeing funding cuts for general practice which they say have left services struggling to survive.
9m, helped by a swingeing cost-cutting programme that has already seen 1,200 jobs axed and put another 2,000 under threat.
Which is why the news that children's centres across Liverpool are at risk thanks to a new round of swingeing council cuts is very, very hard to take.
This election is a chance for people to get their voice heard - by voting for public services, electors can stop their police force from being carved up for profit, and communities can oppose swingeing cuts to policing budgets.
Would Mr Dixon prefer us all to be facing the very real, swingeing individual sanctions of Greece, Ireland and even Spain and Portugal?
Summary: David Cameron has told Tory supporters that swingeing cuts are being made to Government budgets because the Conservatives "care".