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      adj   extreme or forceful; severe  
     (C17: from Greek drastikos, from dran to do, act)  
  drastically      adv  
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desperate, dire, extreme, forceful, harsh, radical, severe, strong  

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drastic times call for drastic measures id.
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession

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