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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sinking(noun)

    a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

    "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

    Synonyms:
    sinking feeling

  2. sinking(noun)

    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 feeling(noun)

    a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

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

    Synonyms:
    sinking feeling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sinking(n)

    Synonyms:
    subsidence, fall, decrease, decline

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    shipwreck, wreck, naufrage, drowned, sunken, drowning, collapse, sinks, draught, wrecking

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. sinking

    Synonyms:
    See Maritime disaster

How to pronounce sinking?

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How to use sinking in a sentence?

  1. Gareth Watson:

    It's not as if we're sinking down to all-time lows here, this downturn hasn't been a dramatic one. It's not like we're screaming bear market.

  2. Stephen Puleo out Tuesday:

    There were U-boats off the East Coast of America, sinking ships near Cape May and Cape Cod, people thought there would be bombers overhead. So the decision to remove the documents was not a frivolous or whimsical thought.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If a fish feels sad when a fisherman’s boat is sinking, and that fish owns a priceless treasure: The compassion! Have compassion, even for your enemies!

  4. Vital Muhini:

    It's unfortunate to find that people travel aboard a small boat and there is not even a manifest, with a heavy cargo of goods. The people had no life jackets,... which calls for the sanctions of all the perpetrators who contributed to this sinking.

  5. Olivia Ward:

    They do give you all the tools that you need plus you have phone numbers galore, and it's your responsibility to reach out if you feel like you're sinking, everybody that's on 'The Biggest Loser' is an adult. You are given a calorie count. Mine was 1304. I was given that from a doctor, and I adhered to that because that was the medical advice and direction that I was given.


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