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  • as infaint
  • as inweak

synonyms for bated

  • delicate
  • dim
  • distant
  • dull
  • far-off
  • gentle
  • hazy
  • inaudible
  • mild
  • muffled
  • muted
  • remote
  • slight
  • soft
  • soothing
  • stifled
  • vague
  • weak
  • aside
  • bleached
  • blurred
  • deadened
  • deep
  • faded
  • faltering
  • hushed
  • light
  • low
  • moderate
  • murmuring
  • muttering
  • obscure
  • padded
  • pale
  • piano
  • quiet
  • smooth
  • softened
  • subdued
  • thin
  • wan
  • whispered
  • bland
  • breathless
  • dusty
  • epicene
  • feeble
  • hoarse
  • ill-defined
  • imperceptible
  • indistinct
  • lenient
  • low-pitched
  • out of earshot
  • shadowy
  • tenuous
  • unclear

antonyms for bated

MOST RELEVANT
  • bright
  • certain
  • clear
  • close
  • definite
  • distinct
  • firm
  • friendly
  • harsh
  • healthy
  • intelligent
  • loud
  • near
  • nearby
  • rough
  • sharp
  • smart
  • strong
  • sure
  • thick
  • violent
  • warm
  • boisterous
  • colorful
  • heavy
  • uncontrolled
  • bold
  • brave
  • courageous
  • resolute
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How to use bated in a sentence

All was ready, and as they started a thousand eyes followed them, and with bated breath their comrades watched them as they rode.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Up early and bated at Petersfield in the room which the King lay in lately at his being there.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
She listened now with bated breath, thinking that by some unconscious cry she might have aroused the others.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
Up early, and bated at Petersfield, in the room which the King lay in lately at his being there.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
Then, drawing near the wall in the direction from which the noise came, they applied their ears with bated breath.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
The snow was falling fast and the wind dashed it in their faces, but bated not their speed.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
In the darkest hour she never lost heart nor bated one jot her rights.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
So in awful silence, with the family holding its bated breath, I began to pull at the bread.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
To the tall man with the flat face the assembly listened with eager looks, bated breath, and open mouths.
THE NORSEMEN IN THE WESTR.M. BALLANTYNE
His followers—in a compact body, in deep silence and with bated breath—followed his steps and his example.
THE NORSEMEN IN THE WESTR.M. BALLANTYNE
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