Synonyms for abatement

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-beyt-muhnt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbeɪt mənt

Définition of abatement

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Old French abatement, from abattre (see abate).
  • noun lessening
Example sentences :
  • The graciousness of her manner, however, underwent no abatement.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • And yet what security is afforded by a present abatement of the visitation?
  • Extract from : « Journal of a Residence at Bagdad » by Anthony Groves
  • "Not at all," said Lady Wolfer, with no abatement of her good humor.
  • Extract from : « Nell, of Shorne Mills » by Charles Garvice
  • Mendel himself led them on with an ardor that knew no abatement.
  • Extract from : « Rabbi and Priest » by Milton Goldsmith
  • It did not appear that there was any abatement of the storm in five minutes, nor in a quarter of an hour.
  • Extract from : « Deerbrook » by Harriet Martineau
  • "Man," she answered, "I jest not; there is no abatement," and she replaced the pearls in her garments.
  • Extract from : « Morning Star » by H. Rider Haggard
  • Yet this was but a change, not an abatement, in the activity of his mind.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Friedrich Schiller » by Thomas Carlyle
  • Hour after hour passed by, and still there was no abatement of the storm.
  • Extract from : « Archibald Hughson » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The gale showed no signs of abatement, while the sea had continued to increase.
  • Extract from : « The Three Admirals » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The next morning produced no abatement in these happy symptoms.
  • Extract from : « Sense and Sensibility » by Jane Austen

Antonyms for abatement

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