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See definition of diminishing on Dictionary.com
  • verbbecome or cause to be less
  • verbbelittle

synonyms for diminishing

  • abate
  • curtail
  • decline
  • decrease
  • dwindle
  • ebb
  • lessen
  • lower
  • recede
  • reduce
  • shrink
  • slacken
  • subside
  • temper
  • wane
  • weaken
  • abbreviate
  • attenuate
  • close
  • contract
  • cut
  • depreciate
  • drain
  • extenuate
  • minify
  • moderate
  • retrench
  • shrivel
  • taper
  • become smaller
  • die out
  • fade away
  • peter out
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antonyms for diminishing

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  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • prolong
  • raise
  • rise
  • strengthen
  • amplify
  • lengthen
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • praise
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How to use diminishing in a sentence

Altogether, it seems that not more than one-third of our fast diminishing total are available for actual fighting purposes.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Consequently an amendment may be made diminishing the weekly allowance to a member who is sick, and also the time of allowing it.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
For how otherwise but by diminishing wages can they repay themselves for lost time, for trouble, and for expense?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
This abuse, as the years went on, instead of diminishing grew in strength if not in grace.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Besides, the whole of a rich chocolate cake does have a diminishing effect upon even such appetites as Peter's.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
Under favourable conditions as many as four or five of these successive diminishing surf lines may be seen.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Harney untied the horse, and they drove off through the diminishing rain, which was already beaded with sunlight.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
The object of his present motion was to give relief by diminishing the pressure of the local burdens to which land was subject.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Sir C. Knightley moved, that instead of diminishing the duty on newspapers, the duty on soap should be reduced.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
However, the six oarsmen of the patrician craft were rapidly diminishing the distance.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
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WORDS RELATED TO DIMINISHING

  • abbreviating
  • abbreviation
  • abridging
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • condensation
  • condensing
  • confinement
  • confining
  • constriction
  • curtailing
  • curtailment
  • cutting down
  • decrease
  • decreasing
  • deflating
  • deflation
  • diminishing
  • diminution
  • drawing together
  • dwindling
  • elision
  • evaporation
  • lessening
  • narrowing
  • omission
  • omitting
  • receding
  • recession
  • reducing
  • reduction
  • shrinkage
  • shrinking
  • tensing
  • tightening
  • withdrawal
  • withdrawing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.