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dwindle

[ dwin-dl ]SEE DEFINITION OF dwindle

Synonyms for dwindle

  • abate
  • decay
  • decline
  • decrease
  • die down
  • diminish
  • drop
  • ebb
  • fade
  • fall
  • lessen
  • peter out
  • shrink
  • shrivel
  • sink
  • subside
  • wane
  • weaken
  • wither
  • bate
  • close
  • contract
  • drain
  • pine
  • taper
  • become smaller
  • die away
  • die out
  • grow less
  • slack off
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Antonyms for dwindle

  • ascend
  • develop
  • enhance
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • go up
  • grow
  • improve
  • increase
  • prolong
  • raise
  • rise
  • strengthen
  • save
  • swell
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DWINDLE

Somehow her parts seemed always to dwindle this way in retrospect.

Was that not less dishonourable than to bid him remain and dwindle as she looked at him?

"I hope we don't have to use pressure, sir," Dwindle replied.

"Maybe he just wants clarification on a question," Dwindle said.

Dwindle, sitting on his left, suddenly punched him vigorously in the ribs.

It doesn't matter that you failed to find this man, because Dwindle succeeded.

"Please, Dwindle," Jones moaned, pressing his palms to his eyes.

"Over all, ninety-six per cent for Mr. Smith," Dwindle said for the fourth time.

How he seemed to dwindle into nothing beside the great work that he was called to do!

In the course of the year the incidents will grow or will dwindle strangely.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, apparently diminutive and frequentative of Middle English dwinen "waste away, fade, vanish," from Old English dwinan, from Proto-Germanic *dwinanan (cf. Dutch dwijnen "to vanish," Old Norse dvina, Danish tvine, Low German dwinen), from PIE *dheu- (3) "to die" (see die (v.)). Related: Dwindled; dwindling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DWINDLE

abate

verblessen, grow or cause to grow less
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