Hawkish meaning

Supportive of warlike foreign policy; bellicose; inclined toward military action.

The Prime Minister could count on the support of a hawkish majority in Parliament to support the invasion.

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Favouring increasing interest rates; inclined towards increasing interest rates.

The Federal Reserve's recent statement on the slowing of inflation was interpreted as hawkish by the market.

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Origin of hawkish

  • hawk +‎ -ish

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