swingeing


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swinge·ing

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

(ˈswɪndʒɪŋ)
adj
chiefly Brit punishing; severe
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swinge•ing

(ˈswɪn dʒɪŋ)

adj. Chiefly Brit. Informal.
enormous; thumping.
[1560–70]
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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"
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swingeing

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

swingeing

[ˈswɪndʒɪŋ] ADJ (Brit) [increase] → vertiginoso; [cut] → fulminante, drástico; [fine] → severísimo; [majority] → abrumador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

swingeing

[ˈswɪndʒɪŋ] adj (British) [attack] → cinglant(e)
swingeing cuts → des coupes sombres
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

swingeing

adj (Brit) blow, penalty, punishmenthart; attackscharf; defeatvernichtend; taxation, price increases, fee, chargeextrem hoch; cutsextrem
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

swingeing

[ˈswɪndʒɪŋ] adj (cuts) → drastico/a; (attack, blow) → violento/a; (defeat, majority) → schiacciante; (taxation) → forte; (price increase) → enorme
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Does it occur to any of these Tory ministers that current levels of "defence" spending have meant swingeing cuts in education spending?
I agree that it was daft but how much of a laughing stock would the UK be if it had been levied a swingeing fine by the European Union for failing to hold the elections, something which it would have no doubt been delighted to do.
But Labour MSP Iain Gray said: "The reality is the SNP's swingeing cuts to school budgets mean this money is often being used to maintain basic services."
But he's right to declare the council has a duty to invest in communities despite swingeing cuts in government funding.
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It seems the Government has lost sight of the fact that the NHS belongs to the public and not them; and any proposals which would lead to such swingeing cuts should be scrutinised from the start with proper consultation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would Mr Dixon prefer us all to be facing the very real, swingeing individual sanctions of Greece, Ireland and even Spain and Portugal?