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less·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  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:
    diminution, decrement, decrease, reduction, abatement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lesseningnoun

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "lessening":

    decrease, reduce, reducing, reduction, mitigating

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How to use lessening in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. President Obama:

    This is something that we continue to push hard on irrespective of the nuclear deal, it’s a top priority for us to make sure that our people are treated fairly and on the face of it in the case of these individuals who’ve been held, they have not been and they are not being afforded the basic due process and legal rights that we afford visitors to our country so we're deeply concerned about it, we spend a lot of time pushing on it, and we will continue to do so . . . . There’s no lessening of the sense of urgency.

  3. James Scott:

    Man is to technology what the bee is to the flower. It’s man’s intervention that allows technology to expand and evolve itself and in return, technology offers man convenience, wealth and the lessening burden of physical labor via its automated systems.

  4. 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.

  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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