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Synonyms for dissipation
ˌdɪs əˈpeɪ ʃəndis·si·pa·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dissipation

    Excess is more than enough of anything, and, since this in very many cases indicates a lack either of judgment or of self-control, the word is used frequently in an unfavorable sense. Careless expenditure in excess of income is extravagance; we may have also extravagance of language, professions, etc. As extravagance is excess in outlay, exorbitance is excess in demands, and especially in pecuniary demands upon others. Overplus and superabundance denote in the main a satisfactory, and superfluity an undesirable, excess; lavishness and profusion, a generous, bountiful, or amiable excess; as, a profusion of fair hair; lavishness of hospitality. Surplus is neutral, having none of the unfavorable meaning that often attaches to excess; a surplus is that which remains over after all demands are met. Redundance or redundancy refers chiefly to literary style, denoting an excess of words or matter. Excess in the moral sense is expressed by dissipation, prodigality, intemperance, etc.

    Synonyms:
    excess, exorbitance, extravagance, intemperance, lavishness, overplus, prodigality, profusion, redundance, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surplus, waste, wastefulness

    Antonyms:
    dearth, defect, deficiency, destitution, economy, failure, frugality, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, need, poverty, scantiness, shortcoming, want

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissipationnoun

    breaking up and scattering by dispersion

    "the dissipation of the mist"

    Synonyms:
    wastefulness, profligacy, licentiousness, waste, looseness, dissolution

  2. profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, loosenessnoun

    dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

    Synonyms:
    looseness, waste, adjournment, prodigality, dissolution, wastefulness, diarrhea, play, looseness of the bowels, dissolving, licentiousness, extravagance, wantonness, profligacy, breakup, diarrhoea, disintegration

  3. waste, wastefulness, dissipationnoun

    useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly

    "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

    Synonyms:
    waste product, thriftlessness, licentiousness, barren, permissive waste, dissolution, profligacy, wasteland, looseness, waste matter, waste material, wastefulness, waste

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dissipationnoun

    Synonyms:
    dispersion, scattering, vanishing

  2. dissipationnoun

    Synonyms:
    waste, squandering

  3. dissipationnoun

    Synonyms:
    dissoluteness, profligacy, excess

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dissipationnoun

    Synonyms:
    dispersion, scattering, profligacy, dissoluteness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dissipation":

    dissipating, absorption, dispersion, dispersal

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How to use dissipation in a sentence?

  1. Herbert Spencer:

    The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is -- a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.

  2. Millan Mulraine:

    It adds to the disconcerting trend seen in other manufacturing sector indicators that have been consistently pointing to a lingering stagnation in U.S. manufacturing sector activity, while we believe that the dissipation of the various headwinds buffeting this sector should result in a meaningful rebound later this year, the timing of this seems farther into the horizon.

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