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noun as in lessening, reduction

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“It could be that any improvement in the wellbeing of women produces a corresponding reduction in satisfaction among men, as if quality of life is a zero-sum game in which improvement for some means a diminution for others,” they concede.

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Equally important, the diminution of the middle orders threatens one of the historic sources of economic vitality and innovation.

I think accepting this would constitute a very real diminution in our social insurance policy and would really be crossing a line.

But Sarah Palin, perhaps unwittingly, found a way to short circuit this whole diminution and demolition process.

I have no doubt Texas and its politicians will rebound here one day, but for now, the diminution of Texas power is kinda sad.

Absence or marked diminution, therefore, indicates organic disease of the stomach.

In passing round Cape Flinders, there appeared to be a considerable diminution in the remains of the Frederick's wreck.

Medicinal doses of the bromides produce in healthy persons a general diminution of nervous energy.

Her bodily energy exhibits no diminution for many years, she being still able to walk briskly about the room.

The total diminution of revenues occasioned by the reductions was estimated by the right honourable baronet at about 270,000.


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On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to diminution, such as: weakening, abatement, alleviation, contraction, curtailment, and cut.

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