Definition of swingeing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈswɪndʒɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪndʒɪŋ//
    [usually before noun](British English)
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  1. 1large and likely to cause people problems, especially financial problems swingeing cuts in benefits swingeing tax increases
  2. 2extremely critical of somebody/something a swingeing attack on government policy