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  • adj.conical
  • adj.narrowing

synonyms for tapering

  • conic
  • pointed
  • sharp
  • tapered
  • pyramidal
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antonyms for tapering

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  • blunt
  • dull
  • mild
  • nice
  • widening
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How to use tapering in a sentence

Next from the large casket Mrs. Sin took another smaller casket and a very long, tapering silver bodkin.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Her hands were sinuous as serpents, the fingers tapering, the nails very long like the Chinese.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
She bends over him, she draws forth a knife, slender, tapering to a point almost like a needle.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
The caudal appendage of the juvenile and female is made up of three small joints tapering to a blunt end.
JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY, MARCH 1917VARIOUS
Cephalothorax suboval, upper margin strongly concave at the sides and tapering to a point at the median line.
JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY, MARCH 1917VARIOUS
There were the prints of his paws, and of his long tapering tail, and I could do nothing but gaze at his great proportions.
MASS' GEORGEGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
The finest fingers of the tapering kind I have ever seen, were those of a distinguished chemist of the last generation.
THERE AND BACKGEORGE MACDONALD
Stem: Solid, generally (often slightly) tapering towards base; paler than pileus or gills.
OUR EDIBLE TOADSTOOLS AND MUSHROOMS AND HOW TO DISTINGUISH THEMWILLIAM HAMILTON GIBSON
The egg is large, tapering very much at one end and resembling a pear in shape.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Her limbs surpassed any model I had ever beheld, round and tapering, smooth and white as ivory.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO TAPERING

  • acicular
  • aciculated
  • acute
  • cuspated
  • cuspidated
  • fine
  • mucronate
  • pointy
  • sharp
  • tapering
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.