lessening

[ les-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF lessening

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LESSENING

There was no lessening of the expression of certainty on the young man's face.

There was no lessening of the bride's composure as she replied, with a little shrug.

I never thought of lessening the distance betwixt us, I am sure.

It will, in fact, rather accomplish the opposite, apart from lessening employment.

And ever, it seemed to me from the answers that I got, was I lessening the distance that separated us.

“Yes, you did,” she agreed, with no lessening of her coldness.

It was reckoning with the near-coming day and was lessening in fury.

As the water rose and rose, the sound of her guns was like a lessening thunder.

But the pressure to conform, instead of lessening, grew more intense.

I took no risk of lessening the effect created by his having to come to me.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LESSENING

extenuating

adjectiveserving as an excuse
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