What is another word for curtailment?

1247 synonyms found


[ kɜːtˈe͡ɪlmənt], [ kɜːtˈe‍ɪlmənt], [ k_ɜː_t_ˈeɪ_l_m_ə_n_t]

Curtailment refers to the act of reducing or cutting back on something. There are several synonyms for the word curtailment, including reduction, limitation, restriction, cutback, contraction, diminishment, and curbing. These words all suggest a decrease in something, whether it be resources, activities, or spending. Curtailment may also refer to the act of limiting time, space, or opportunities. Synonyms for curtailment vary depending on the context in which the term is being used. However, regardless of the situation, curtailment is always about reducing or restricting something.

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What are the opposite words for curtailment?

Curtailment means the act of reducing or cutting something short. Some of the antonyms for curtailment include augmentation, extension, expansion, and increase. Augmentation means the act of increasing or enhancing something while extension denotes the act of prolonging or lengthening. Expansion refers to the act of growing or expanding outward, while increase means to make something bigger or more significant. Other antonyms for curtailment include advancement, development, enlargement, and growth. Advancement denotes progress, while development means the process of growing and improving. Enlargement refers to the act of making something bigger, while growth refers to the development and expansion of something over time.

Usage examples for Curtailment

I watched this cruel curtailment of my chest with feelings of dismay.
"Paddy Finn"
W. H. G. Kingston
He was intensely proud of his name, and his pleasure was almost pathetic when one pronounced it without curtailment in his presence.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
The platform announced three cardinal principles: first, the most stringent regulation of the liquor traffic; second, America for Americans; and thirdly, the curtailment of public expenses and the cutting-down of salaries.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs

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