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I guess there's a vulnerability in seeing a female character trying to get out of something really drastic.
Elisha Cuthbert

Meaning of "drastic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DRASTIC

From Greek drastikos, from dran to do, act.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DRASTIC

drastic  [ˈdræstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRASTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Drastic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DRASTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of drastic in the English dictionary

The definition of drastic in the dictionary is extreme or forceful; severe.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DRASTIC


antiphrastic
ˌæntɪˈfræstɪk
elastic
ɪˈlæstɪk
enthusiastic
ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk
fantastic
fænˈtæstɪk
gymnastic
dʒɪmˈnæstɪk
holophrastic
ˌhɒləˈfræstɪk
hudibrastic
ˌhjuːdɪˈbræstɪk
hypoplastic
ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæstɪk
mastic
ˈmæstɪk
metaphrastic
ˌmetəˈfræstɪk
neoplastic
ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk
paraphrastic
ˌpærəˈfræstɪk
pederastic
ˌpɛdəˈræstɪk
peirastic
paɪˈræstɪk
periphrastic
ˌpɛrɪˈfræstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
sarcastic
sɑːˈkæstɪk
scholastic
skəˈlæstɪk
stochastic
stɒˈkæstɪk
thermoplastic
ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRASTIC

drapeable
draper
draperies
drapery
drapery shop
drapes
drapet
drapey
drappie
drappy
drastically
drat
dratchell
dratted
Drau
draught
draught beer
draught excluder
draughtboard
draughter

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRASTIC

antineoplastic
bombastic
domestic
dynastic
dysplastic
foam plastic
hyperplastic
inelastic
lymphoblastic
megaloblastic
monastic
myeloblastic
orgastic
orgiastic
phantastic
reinforced plastic
Silastic
spastic
trophoblastic
unenthusiastic
viscoelastic

Synonyms and antonyms of drastic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DRASTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «drastic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of drastic

Translation of «drastic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRASTIC

Find out the translation of drastic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of drastic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «drastic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

迅猛的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

drástico
570 millions of speakers

English

drastic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कठोर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَنيف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

радикальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

drástico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রচণ্ড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

radical
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Drastik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

drastisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

思い切った
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

과감한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Drastis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mạnh mẽ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடுமையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तीव्र रेचक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şiddetli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

drastico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

drastyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

радикальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

drastic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δραστικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

drastiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

drastisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

drastisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of drastic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRASTIC»

The term «drastic» is very widely used and occupies the 21.301 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRASTIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «drastic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «drastic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about drastic

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10 QUOTES WITH «DRASTIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word drastic.
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Lily Aldridge
It's important to still look like yourself on your wedding day, so I didn't do anything drastic.
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Viswanathan Anand
Sometimes an opponent stops breathing, and you realise something drastic has happened and they are trying not to let on. Or they go quiet, or they get fidgety. After a while you pick these things up and become more alert to them.
3
Joan Van Ark
When you're on a long running series, you reach a very rarefied, high oxygen area and after a while to keep a show on the air they have to make some very drastic changes.
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Elizabeth Berkley
I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself.
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Samantha Bond
If I pop off and do something drastic, everyone's going to realise because they know I'm 50. Anyway, middle-aged women are sensational.
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William S. Burroughs
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
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Jenna Bush
As a teacher you can see the difference in kids who have parents who were involved. That difference, by the time these kids get to the third grade, is drastic.
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Bill Callahan
I knew absolutely nothing about recording. I had this four-track recorder, and I'd plug my electric guitar right into it, which sounded real bad. I moved any fader that made a drastic change in sound. I thought that was cool - that it was communicating something. I didn't have the skills to do anything subtle. It was just like screaming.
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Jamais Cascio
Preventing global warming from becoming a planetary catastrophe may take something even more drastic than renewable energy, superefficient urban design, and global carbon taxes.
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Elisha Cuthbert
I guess there's a vulnerability in seeing a female character trying to get out of something really drastic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRASTIC»

Discover the use of drastic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to drastic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Drastic
Maud Casey -- author of The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book -- explores how we survive modern crises of loss and love through the lives of emotional and geographic nomads.
Maud Casey, 2009
2
Drastic Measures: A History of Wage and Price Controls in ...
A history of America's use of wage and price controls from colonial times to the 1970s.
Hugh Rockoff, 2004
3
Drastic Men Of Clay
Let it be a sentinel unto all who have ever had to sit in some out-of-the-way cafe - only to taste the depths of a heartache soup. For at one time or another, we have all been drastic men or women of clay.
Rorry Nighttrain East, 2011
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Drastic Measures
He has to make her see just how much he wants her. How good it can be. But Pam has evaded all of Ethan's attempts to get close to her.Sometimes, a man has to take drastic measures.
Shiloh Walker, 2008
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Something's Drastic
A range of beautifully illustrated Michael Rosen's poems, including many of his classic works such as 'Down behind the dustbin'.
Michael Rosen, 2007
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Employment in the Age of Drastic Change: The Future with Robots
The Future with Robots David Arthur Bell. NOTES * The manufacture by Boulton of Watt's steam engines at a later date was also carried out at Soho. ** The situation in the service sector is still a mixture of wage employment and ...
David Arthur Bell, 1984
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The Drastic Dragon of Draco, Texas
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. by slippin' off like that and sashayin' right past that thing? I thought he'd made a meal of you already.” “I didn't see him, señora. You said he was only the sunstroke of the señorita, so I went looking around to see if I  ...
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, 2010
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Impacts of Urban Growth on Surface Water and Groundwater ...
DRASTIC. modelling. indices. for. the. assessment. of. groundwater. pollution. potential. M. CHANDRA SEKHAR & K. KARUNA KUMAR Water & Environment Division, Regional Engineering College, Warangal 506004, India e-mail: ...
J. Bryan Ellis, 1999
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Competition Policy: Theory and Practice
However, here we also have to determine whether the optimal investment corresponds to a drastic or non-drastic innovation. Therefore, we have to compute the profit made for the optimal drastic innovation and compare it with the profit made ...
Massimo Motta, 2004
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The impact of the drastic decline in raw silk upon land use ...
A geographic investigation was carried out in Japan to determine the impact of the drastic decline in the Japanese raw silk industry after 1930 upon land utilization and silk reeling in four selected areas of sericultural specialization.
Richard Fairchild Hough, 1963

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRASTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term drastic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Indiana farmers drowning in crop losses following drastic rainfall
You may not realize it, but we all eat a lot of corn. It's found in three out of four products at your grocery store. Everything from your morning ... «Fox 59, Jul 15»
2
The Drastic Measure Some Farmers Are Taking Because of Record …
The cost of a gallon of milk is usually what has the dairy product making headlines, but this time it's the fact that thousands of gallons of it are ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
3
Meg Ryan steps out with a drastic new look at Paris Fashion week
She was sleepless in Seattle and now wide awake in Paris - after years out of the spotlight, Meg Ryan has stepped out yet again, but this time ... «Woman's Day, Jul 15»
4
China Takes Increasingly Drastic Measures to Halt Stock Market …
Chinese markets have been battered the past four weeks. Heavy selling has plagued the country's equity market despite intrepid efforts by ... «DailyFX, Jul 15»
5
Vancouver council ponders drastic measure in battle against …
Street homelessness in Vancouver has gone down by 10 per cent since last year and Vancouver council is considering more steps to improve ... «The Province, Jul 15»
6
$3 million investment amounts to drastic overhaul of Madison's …
MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – It's Madison's oldest house of learning. So with age, you can naturally expect some issues. But some much-needed ... «whnt.com, Jul 15»
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Defending US Women's Open champ Wie making drastic swing …
Michelle Wie may be the defending U.S. Women's Open champion this week at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania, but it won't be the ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
8
The drastic results of eating 'healthy foods,' with added sugar
Before the experiment, he ate a clean, healthy diet, but when he suddenly shifted into a high-sugar mode, "the results were really drastic, which ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
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Vlade Divac seeks drastic improvement with overhaul of Kings
Vlade Divac seeks drastic improvement with overhaul of Kings. He addresses needs in draft, free agency. Kings will try to add wing depth. «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
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Carly and Ross hatch a drastic plan
Bob sells his car to help pay for the plumber. This leaves Carly feeling guilty, but Ross has an idea. He hands her a set of keys and tells her not ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Drastic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/drastic>. Aug 2019 ».
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