hawkish

Definition

Favoring an increase in interest rates.

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You may find that some people are very hawkish when you do business with them and should look for other agents.

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The hawkish nature of the current investment climate had led us to believe that bond prices were expected to fall.

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The loan agent was hawkish when he presented a high interest rate and a lengthy term of the loan so he could get an exorbitant rate of return on the financial arrangement.

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