Antonyms for heightened

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The eyes, either closed in sleep or appearing to be, heightened the effect.

Your reputation, both for head and heart, as I hinted before, will be heightened.

And then our enchantment is heightened by a prevailing duplication.

The cruel sensations of Imogen were not aggravated by despair, but heightened by hope.

With heightened colour she met Tony's grave, searching eyes.

And the scandal was heightened by Adelaide's strange choice.

The impression was heightened by his frock coat and silk hat.

The dramatic interest of the character is heightened by the recollection of his after history.

I find that for a girl to succeed in London her moral colour must be heightened a little.

On every hand the advancing season was giving promise of heightened activity.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., heightenen "to exalt, to honor or raise to high position," from height + -en (1). Related: Heightened; heightening.

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