Synonyms for recession

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ri-sesh-uh n
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈsɛʃ ən

Top 10 synonyms for recession Other synonyms for the word recession

Définition of recession

Origin :
  • 1640s, "act of receding, a going back," from French récession "a going backward, a withdrawing," and directly from Latin recessionem (nominative recessio) "a going back," noun of action from past participle stem of recedere (see recede).
  • Sense of "temporary decline in economic activity," 1929, noun of action from recess (q.v.):
  • The material prosperity of the United States is too firmly based, in our opinion, for a revival in industrial activity -- even if we have to face an immediate recession of some magnitude -- to be long delayed. ["Economist," Nov. 2, 1929]
  • Ayto notes, "There was more than a hint of euphemism in the coining of this term."
  • noun reversal of action; reduction of business activity
Example sentences :
  • This caused not only a recession but decided changes in appearance.
  • Extract from : « America, Volume IV (of 6) » by Joel Cook
  • How did the rate of recession at those times compare with the present rate?
  • Extract from : « The Elements of Geology » by William Harmon Norton
  • What Powell calls the "recession of cliffs" comes into play.
  • Extract from : « The Romance of the Colorado River » by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • This was really on his part a recession from the extreme ground he had taken in the speech.
  • Extract from : « The Brothers' War » by John Calvin Reed
  • A recession into the Divine or Imperial—hence, the father of graft.
  • Extract from : « The Roycroft Dictionary » by Elbert Hubbard
  • Authorities differ as to the rate of the recession of the falls.
  • Extract from : « Famous Men of Science » by Sarah K. Bolton
  • There are those, who advocate the recession of the District of Columbia.
  • Extract from : « The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus » by American Anti-Slavery Society
  • It is not enough merely to prepare to weather a recession if it comes.
  • Extract from : « State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman » by Harry S. Truman
  • Our recovery from the 1958 recession, moreover, was anemic and incomplete.
  • Extract from : « Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 » by Various
  • But we must remember that fear of a recession can contribute to the fact of a recession.
  • Extract from : « Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 » by Various

Antonyms for recession

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