[ UK /dɪmˈɪnɪʃɪŋ/ ]
[ US /dɪˈmɪnɪʃɪŋ/ ]
  1. becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
    his diminishing respect for her
    diminishing returns
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How To Use diminishing In A Sentence

  • Public housing has been transformed into an ever-diminishing refuge of last resort.
  • Physical coercion is a power of diminishing returns. Positive Parent Power
  • The captain, having lost two brave fellows of his troop, was afraid of diminishing it too much by pursuing this plan to get information of the residence of their plunderer.
  • The country is preparing for an almost complete withdrawal of foreign troops and diminishing international aid that forms the bulk of its economy. Times, Sunday Times
  • The above utility function also has the property of diminishing marginal utility for each commodity.
  • Cleveland, had often mentioned him, without in any respect diminishing the insignificancy with which fame insinuated he had conducted himself in those amorous encounters: she nevertheless had the greatest curiosity to see a man, whose entire person, she thought, must be a moving trophy, and monument of the favours and freedoms of the fair sex. Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete
  • In a world of diminishing assets, being gay is arguably more moral than being straight.
  • God forbid that I should diminish France! But amalgamating Napoleon with her is not diminishing her.
  • From telecommuting to centralized support services to offshore productivity centers, physical location's role is diminishing in relevance.
  • She felt battered into numbness by the sustained assault on her diminishing reserves.
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