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cheapening

[ chee-puh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF cheapening

Synonyms for cheapening

  • debase
  • degrade
  • demean
  • denigrate
  • disparage
  • mar
  • minimize
  • abase
  • belittle
  • corrupt
  • damage
  • decline
  • decry
  • depreciate
  • derogate
  • devalue
  • discredit
  • downgrade
  • drop
  • fall
  • lower
  • reduce
  • ruin
  • spoil
  • undervalue
  • beat down
  • lose value
  • mark down
  • render worthless
  • write off
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Antonyms for cheapening

  • approve
  • boost
  • compliment
  • elevate
  • enhance
  • honor
  • improve
  • laud
  • praise
  • upgrade
  • ascend
  • commend
  • dignify
  • exalt
  • go up
  • grow
  • increase
  • overrate
  • overvalue
  • raise
  • rise
  • value
  • win
  • appreciate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHEAPENING

It was the cheapening—the vulgarising, so to speak, of her whole existence.

It was surprising how his cheapening of his wife put him at ease with himself.

This came from the Rabbi's wife, who was cheapening fish at the next stall.

Nor does it follow that artisans and tradespeople suffer by the cheapening of goods.

The cheapening of her surrender stung more than she counted on.

It does us no manner of good to be for ever cheapening ourselves in the eyes of the world.

He and his party are not desirous of cheapening the cost of production.

It was the cheapening—the vulgarizing, so to speak, of her whole existence.

A deaf man would think he was cheapening a beaver, when, perhaps, he is talking of the fate of the British nation.

Things in Rhodesia are as yet expensive, but Mr. Boyd thinks that railroads will have a cheapening influence.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "ask the price of," from cheap (adj.) + -en (1). Meaning "lower the price of" is from 1833, but figuratively, "to lower in estimation" is from 1650s. Related: Cheapened; cheapening.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHEAPENING

degrading

adjectivedebasing
  • cheapening
  • demeaning
  • derogatory
  • disgraceful
  • downgrading
  • humiliating
  • lowering
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.