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Antonyms for lesseningless·en·ing

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  1. decrease, lessening, drop-offnoun

    a change downward

    "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

    Synonyms:
    drop, falloff, falling off, slack, decrease, slump, reduction, decrement, cliff, drop-off, step-down, diminution

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  1. lesseningnoun

    Synonyms:
    reduction, diminution, decrease, decrement, depreciation, mitigation, shrinkage, abatement

How to use lessening in a sentence?

  1. John Plueger:

    We're talking to so many airlines who still want more aircraft, and there's really been no lessening of those discussions.

  2. Economy Minister Nobuteru Ishihara:

    There are concerns about lessening the impact of the British referendum on Japan's small- and medium-sized companies, taking steps to provide liquidity to small firms could be a big factor in economic stimulus steps that we compile.

  3. Russ Dallaire:

    The body stiffened so hard he almost came out of the chair, and with each succeeding charge, the body jerked with lessening effect until there was none at all.

  4. Governor Phil Murphy:

    Having fewer than 5,000 people in the hospital for COVID-19 is a milestone, it means, among other things, that the stress on capacity is lessening.

  5. Sean McKee:

    Thanks to more flexible working patterns, many office-based staff may have had the option to work from home yesterday, lessening the impact on their employer, however, it stands to reason that the service industries, restaurants, cafes, event spaces in particular, and those that rely on foot traffic, like retail, will have been hardest hit as they faced a city with fewer workers and most likely a significant drop in trade.

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