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synonyms for belt-tightening

  • decline
  • reduction
  • reversal
  • abatement
  • curtailment
  • decrement
  • economy
  • lessening
  • lowering

antonyms for belt-tightening

MOST RELEVANT
  • increase
  • raise
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How to use belt-tightening in a sentence

His boyish suspenders had been put away in favor of a belt, which was tight-drawn about his slim waist.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
He reached down inside my shirt, with a none too gentle hand, and relieved me of the belt that held the money.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Just smiled, a sardonic sort of grimace, and unbuckled his belt and handed it over without a word.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He put his hand to his belt, screwed up his mug, and said he felt plumb et up inside.
ALEC LLOYD, COWPUNCHERELEANOR GATES
A millionaire might offer more for a life belt as a souvenir than a drowning man could pay for it to save his life.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Ships did little exploring in the Belt now—plenty of untouched rocks there but nothing really unknown.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
The belt of serpentine here is very narrow, and the veins of asbestos are closely pressed together.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
Nevertheless, he was girt with a sword in a ragged scabbard hanging from a frayed and shabby belt of leather.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The broad black belt which he wore contained many secret pockets, and from one of these he extracted a ten-dollar bill.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Harry saw he was a sinister looking fellow, and that he wore a belt which held in place a huge revolver.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO BELT-TIGHTENING

  • abatement
  • belt-tightening
  • curtailment
  • decline
  • decrement
  • economy
  • lessening
  • lowering
  • reduction
  • reversal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.