[d_ɪ_m_ˈɪ_n_ɪ_ʃ_t], [dɪmˈɪnɪʃt], [dɪmˈɪnɪʃt]

Definitions of diminished:

  1.   made to seem smaller or less ( especially in worth); " her comments made me feel small"
  2.   ( of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; " a diminished fifth"
  3.   impaired by diminution
  4.   Reduced in size, said of an interval contracted within its natural space or compass by the application of a sharp or natural to the lower tone, or of a flat or natural to the upper tone.
  5.   of Diminish
  6.   ( of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; " partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"

Antonyms for diminished:

entire, extended, intensive, explosive, hellacious, perfect, intense, whole, deep, vicious, heavy-duty, ghastly, hard, fearful, grand, integral, dreadful, terrible, profound, total, increased, comprehensive, acute, hypertrophied, blistering, vehement, excruciating, keen, long, king-size, heavy, fearsome, plenary, furious, intact, complete, unimpaired, frightful, exquisite, enlarged, lengthy, elongate, ferocious, violent, fierce, compleat, full.

Quotes for diminished:

  1. My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change. – William Banting
  2. If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force. – Charles Baudelaire
  3. The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process. – Barbara Colorose
  4. Hip Hop has become real constrained. The creative juices and creative flows have been diminished – Grandmaster Flash
  5. In their work, then, as in their play, men and women are more and more coming to share with each other as comrades, and really the fun of life seems in no wise diminished as a consequence. – Richard Le Gallienne
  6. The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. – Dag Hammarskjold
  7. The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished – Hermann von Helmholtz
  8. I am actually in poor health due to chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, and my ability to work is greatly diminished right now, so I have to get better before I can start another big project. – Laura Hillenbrand
  9. And I find- I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any. That's the necessary part of being a writer, you better like being alone. – John Irving
  10. For as long as the power of America's diversity is diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against people just because they are black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay, we still must overcome. – Ron Kind
  11. We're getting so pulled in by computers and technology, and our kids have their face in the computers all day. The human relationship is being diminished by this. – Lenny Kravitz
  12. Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short, the security behind the notes is diminished the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended, and the panic follows. – John Buchanan Robinson
  13. I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years. – Wallace Shawn
  14. As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour. – Anthony Trollope

Usage examples for diminished:

  1. Each diminished seventh harmony may resolve in sixteen different ways." ” – The So-called Human Race by Bert Leston Taylor
  2. Captain Mull had caused its lamps to be trimmed and lighted for the very reason that had induced Spike to do the same thing, and the dim star they presented was just struggling into existence, as it might be, as the briliance left by the setting sun was gradually diminished and finally disappeared. ” – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. Since Mr. Bolles's day there has been much earnest effort to solve the administrative problem; but the difficulties have increased rather than diminished – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  4. This so diminished her feeling of triumph, that for a week or so her love for Florent abated. ” – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  5. Twenty- five years from now the race of cattle and horses will have diminished in France by one half. ” – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  6. It did not leave the globe, but it diminished – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  7. “ I do not suppose that we can either of us prove whether the forces at work in the world have increased or diminished – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  8. Night had, however, already arrived, and it was understood that the ill- temper of the Calvinists had rather increased than diminished so that it was doubtful whether the arrangement would be accepted. ” – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  9. The refuge of mankind narrowed continually, an island diminished daily by a lapping surf. ” – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  10. The farmers, her tenants, had left Etchezar, leaving the barn empty, the house more lonely, and naturally her modest income was much diminished – Ramuntcho by Pierre Loti
  11. Every new performance thereof adds to the motive to engage in it again; so that, instead of the obligation to Covenant being diminished by the doing of the duty, it is rather increased. ” – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
  12. If it were true, it did not help to account for the puzzled look in the Rangar's eyes, that increased rather than diminished – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  13. But, if it was, it grew upon him with swift and miserable effect as the minutes remaining to them gradually diminished – A Bride from the Bush by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  14. In an easterly gale, notwithstanding the protection of the Goodwins, there is a very heavy and even tremendous sea in the Downs, for the Goodwin Sands lie low in the water, and when they are covered by the tide- as they always are at high water- the protection they afford is much diminished – Heroes of the Goodwin Sands by Thomas Stanley Treanor
  15. An instance of this kind had now attracted general attention, nor was the amusement diminished by the discovery that he was a foreigner and an Englishman. ” – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  16. 3. The diminished rate of profit produced by capital however employed. ” – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  17. In April the House of Commons resolved by a majority of eighteen " that the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  18. We must help him to some new scheme by which to bring back his diminished custom. ” – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  19. Presently the surface diminished a little. ” – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  20. “ Rachel's power in song had not diminished – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon

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