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The Germans were forced into a pocket, the shape of a deflating balloon.

Sales would skyrocket with legalization, but prices would plummet, deflating the overall market value.

Below 100K is horribly deflating for Democrats and a great boost for Republicans.

Instead, the deflating moment came when 36–1 long shot Birdstone chased down the frontrunning Smarty Jones on the home stretch.

For those who look at her former crushing dominance with wistful sighs, the thought is exceptionally deflating.

The best filled paunches cannot resist them; deflating little by little, they make the heaviest light.

"This piece of orange peel," he began, addressing our CO., and rapidly deflating the while.

Anxiety seemed to be a physical thing deflating my breast and loins.

Her gas escaped to mix with air, and the air of her rent balloonette poured into her deflating gas-chambers.


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deflating, such as: decrease, deflation, recession, reduction, shrinkage, and abbreviation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.