diminished lessened
decreased decreased adj. made less in size or amount or degree. Opposite of {increased}. [Narrower terms: {attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened}; {belittled, diminished, small}; {cut, cut-rate}; {diminished, lessened}; {minimized}; {remittent}; {attenuated}]

Syn: reduced. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • diminished — [də min′isht] adj. 1. made smaller; lessened; reduced 2. Music lessened by a half step: said of intervals or of chords formed with such an interval * * * …   Universalium

  • diminished — [də min′isht] adj. 1. made smaller; lessened; reduced 2. Music lessened by a half step: said of intervals or of chords formed with such an interval …   English World dictionary

  • diminished — adjective a) lessened, reduced. The diminished Roman Empire never recovered from the sack of Rome. b) reduced by a semitone …   Wiktionary

  • diminished — adj. lessened, reduced, decreased, made smaller di·min·ish || dɪ mɪnɪʃ v. make smaller, reduce; become smaller …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lessened — adjective 1. impaired by diminution (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑diminished, ↑vitiated, ↑weakened • Similar to: ↑impaired 2. decreased in severity; made less harsh • …   Useful english dictionary

  • belittled diminished small — decreased decreased adj. made less in size or amount or degree. Opposite of {increased}. [Narrower terms: {attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened}; {belittled, diminished, small}; {cut, cut rate}; {diminished, lessened}; {minimized}; {remittent}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • being diminished — being lessened, being decreased, being contracted, declining, dwindling; being disparaged, being belittled …   English contemporary dictionary

  • attenuate attenuated faded weakened — decreased decreased adj. made less in size or amount or degree. Opposite of {increased}. [Narrower terms: {attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened}; {belittled, diminished, small}; {cut, cut rate}; {diminished, lessened}; {minimized}; {remittent}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attenuated — decreased decreased adj. made less in size or amount or degree. Opposite of {increased}. [Narrower terms: {attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened}; {belittled, diminished, small}; {cut, cut rate}; {diminished, lessened}; {minimized}; {remittent}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cut cut-rate — decreased decreased adj. made less in size or amount or degree. Opposite of {increased}. [Narrower terms: {attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened}; {belittled, diminished, small}; {cut, cut rate}; {diminished, lessened}; {minimized}; {remittent}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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