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Synonyms for lessening

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrease, lessening, drop-off(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lessening(n.)

    Synonyms:
    diminution, decrement, decrease, reduction, abatement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lessening(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    decrease, reduce, reducing, reduction, mitigating

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How to use lessening in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Janet Audrain-McGovern:

    When we were thinking about this topic, we were kind of just reflecting on the fact that we have more tobacco products on the market now than ever, and we've seen cigarette smoking decline among young people, but we've seen increase in use of these other tobacco products. At the same time, we've also seen in many areas of the country a lessening of the restrictions surrounding marijuana use.

  4. 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.

  5. John Plueger:

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

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