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Intensity ConnotationPlay
Drastic implies something intensely forceful or dramatic in effect. SlideAfter the scandal, he took drastic steps to restore his reputation.
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Use 'drastic' when something changes rapidly and profoundly. SlideThe town took drastic action to address the rise in crime.
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Possible NegativityPlay
'Drastic' may carry a negative sense of going to extremes. SlideMany thought the school's new policy was too drastic.