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distortionary

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

distortion +‎ -ary

AdjectiveEdit

distortionary (comparative more distortionary, superlative most distortionary)

  1. Capable of distorting.
  2. Causing distortion, especially in prices.
    • 2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19: 
      It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today […].