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sink·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sinkingnoun

    a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

    "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

    Synonyms:
    sinking feeling

  2. sinkingnoun

    a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)

    "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"

    Synonyms:
    sinking feeling

  3. sinking, sinking feelingnoun

    a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

    "with a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"

    Synonyms:
    sinking feeling

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Editors Contribution

  1. drowningverb

    meaning

    unknown

    Submitted by siddharthdinesh4 on July 28, 2021  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sinkingnoun

    Synonyms:
    subsidence, fall, decrease, decline

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. sinking

    Synonyms:
    See Maritime disaster

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How to use sinking in a sentence?

  1. Saenuri Party:

    Over the weekend, tours and events were cancelled and places like markets, theatres and restaurants were empty, if this continues, private consumption which was on the brink of rebounding could take a direct hit and we could face bigger difficulties than we experienced after the Sewol sinking.

  2. Joe Kennedy:

    A government that struggles to keep itself open. Russia knee-deep in our democracy. An all-out war on environmental protection. A Justice Department rolling back civil rights by the day. Hatred and supremacy proudly marching in our streets. Bullets tearing through our classrooms, concerts, and congregations. Targeting our safest, sacred places, and that nagging, sinking feeling, no matter your political beliefs: This is not right. This is not who we are.

  3. Yoni Brook:

    It was sunrise the morning after 9/11, you could look at it and see the immense task ahead of everybody. And also, there was just like a degree of it sinking in, that it was going to be a new normal for New Yorkers and for everybody looking at it the next day.

  4. Eddy Wu:

    You know that sinking feeling when you realize you signed up for something but haven't used it in ages ? at Netflix, the last thing we want is people paying for something they're not using.

  5. Matt Bennett:

    The guy who comes in second doesn't get concessions, the problem with Bernie is that his ideas are so huge, they are sinking his campaign. Biden can't take those on.


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