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noun as in diminishment

noun as in diminution

noun as in reaction

noun as in shortening

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Example Sentences

Most observers expect some retrenchment of that rally sooner or later.

From Fortune

The retrenchment comes two weeks after Sur La Table laid off 27 employees, a fifth of its corporate staff, without severance pay.

Hayati, who previously reported for Malaysian daily Berita Harian and English newspaper New Straits Times, has lost work due to retrenchment and is struggling to maintain her livelihood as a freelancer.

From Fortune

This has led to layoffs, waning of capital investment and a broad industry retrenchment.

The retrenchment could help to erase debt and free up money to invest in their core businesses.

From Digiday

The Washington Post, after a difficult four-year retrenchment, has tapped Boston Globe Editor Marty Baron to run the newsroom.

The Obama era, so far, is all about repair and retrenchment.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the committee chairman, quickly denied that any sort of retrenchment was under way.

One might think that this emotional isolationism would bring demands for military retrenchment.

On some issues, such as Afghanistan, the Retrenchment Republicans sound like the left wing of the Democratic Party.

But any sensible plan of retrenchment in their household expenses had never been evolved in her mind.

In 1897 a heavy cut in our appropriations made it necessary to consider every possible method of retrenchment.

The cry for 'retrenchment' was joined to the cry for reform.

Cobden's policy of peace and retrenchment, however, became more and more unpopular.

The Society has had its periods of stagnation and disappointment; at times its directors have felt driven to retrenchment.


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On this page you'll find 253 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retrenchment, such as: bankruptcy, bust, crash, crisis, deflation, and dislocation.

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