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Synonyms for weakeningweak·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weakeningnoun

    becoming weaker

    strengthening, intensifying, invigorating

  2. weakeningadjective

    the act of reducing the strength of something

    strengthening, invigorating, intensifying

  3. debilitative, enervating, enfeebling, weakeningadjective

    causing debilitation

    enervating, debilitative, enfeebling

    strengthening, invigorating, intensifying

  4. weakeningadjective

    moderating by making pain or sorrow weaker

    enervating, debilitative, enfeebling

    strengthening, intensifying, invigorating

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  1. weakeningadjective

    debilitant, diluent, attenuant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "weakening":

    undermining, weakness, erosion, dilution, softening, eroding

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How to use weakening in a sentence?

  1. Barack Obama:

    Democracy can buckle when we give in to fear, so just as we, as citizens, must remain vigilant against external aggression, we must guard against a weakening of the values that make us who we are.

  2. Dean Garfield:

    After a horrific tragedy like the Paris attacks, we naturally search for solutions: weakening encryption is not a solution.

  3. Tyron Edwards:

    Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.

  4. Angus Nicholson:

    Chinese data out over the weekend showed further weakening across the board, but it is clear that government spending and a recovery in the real estate market are helping hold up growth, china looks to be returning to a very familiar investment and real estate-driven growth pattern, somewhat at odds with their claims of economic rebalancing.

  5. Hamid Farahvashian:

    He is part of the establishment. He has gained this status because of the Islamic republic of Iran. Why should he shoot himself by weakening the system ?

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