What is another word for dwindle?

Pronunciation: [dwˈɪndə͡l] (IPA)

Dwindle is a verb that means to gradually become less or smaller. There are several synonyms that can be used to describe this decreasing trend such as decrease, diminish, decline, wane, lessen, and shrink. Decrease can be used when referring to a gradual reduction in size or amount. Diminish is used when something becomes less recognizable or significant. Decline refers to a downward trend. Wane describes a gradual decrease in power or significance over time. Lessen refers to a decrease in degree or intensity. Shrink refers to a decrease in physical size. These synonyms can be used interchangeably to describe the process of dwindling.

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What are the opposite words for dwindle?

The word "dwindle" means to gradually decrease in size, amount, or strength over time. Antonyms for "dwindle" include "grow," "increase," "expand," "swell," "rise," "develop," and "prosper." If something is dwindling, it is the opposite of thriving or flourishing. Antonyms of "dwindle" suggest a positive change or growth in quantity or quality. For example, if a business is dwindling, the opposite scenario would be if it were expanding or thriving. Similarly, if a plant is dwindling, the opposite situation would be if it were growing or flourishing. The antonyms of "dwindle" indicate prosperous situations.

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Usage examples for Dwindle

Now I must dwindle and dwindle, for little life is left to me, and only so can I keep warm.
"Moonshine & Clover"
Laurence Housman
Besides, a Nicaragua canal completed, some $6,000,000 of stock owned by the French company in the Panama railroad would dwindle in value.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)"
E. Benjamin Andrews
Sad, most sad to me, that when I take a brisk turn in the garden, it is no longer with him-that his enjoyments, his active powers, yearly dwindle away-that it is scarcely possible he should not at times feel the hours too long from the difficulty of finding variety of occupation.
MacCarthy, Desmond

Famous quotes with Dwindle

  • What is that song that Willie Nelson sang? 'Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few.' I think of that. No big deal. I've reached a stage in my life where I am content.
    Gabriel Byrne
  • A lot of people stop short. They don't actually die but they say, 'Right I'm old, and I'm going to retire,' and then they dwindle into nothing. They go off to Florida and become jolly boring.
    Mary Wesley
  • In its widest possible sense, however, a man's Self is the sum total of all that he call his, not only his body and his psychic powers, but his clothes and his house, his wife and children, his ancestors and friends, his reputation and works, his lands and horses, and yacht and bank-account. All these things give him the same emotions. If they wax and prosper, he feels triumphant; if they dwindle and die away, he feels cast down.
    William James
  • I am afraid, dear Edwin and Angelina, you expect too much from love. You think there is enough of your little hearts to feed this fierce, devouring passion for all your long lives. Ah, young folk! don't rely too much upon that unsteady flicker. It will dwindle and dwindle as the months roll on, and there is no replenishing the fuel. You will watch it die out in anger and disappointment. To each it will seem that it is the other who is growing colder. Edwin sees with bitterness that Angelina no longer runs to the gate to meet him, all smiles and blushes; and when he has a cough now she doesn't begin to cry and, putting her arms round his neck, say that she cannot live without him. The most she will probably do is to suggest a lozenge, and even that in a tone implying that it is the noise more than anything else she is anxious to get rid of.
    Jerome K. Jerome
  • But can Ma be no more than that in this child's memory? Do we dwindle so fast to next to nothing?
    John Updike

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