bargaining

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

bargaining

  1. Present participle of bargain.
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21: 
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […].  Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. […]  But the scandals kept coming, and so we entered stage three – what therapists call "bargaining". A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul. Instead it offers fixes and patches.

Noun[edit]

bargaining (plural bargainings)

  1. The act of one who bargains.
    • Winston Churchill, Marlborough: His Life and Times (book 2, page 51)
      All the materials, therefore, existed for an interminable series of hagglings, bargainings, and blackmailings.