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Pronunciation: [hˈa͡ɪtənɪŋ] (IPA)

Heightening is a word that refers to increasing or intensifying something. There are many synonyms for this word, including enhancing, intensifying, magnifying, amplifying, augmenting, strengthening, and boosting. All of these words describe a process of making something greater in some way, whether it be in volume, intensity, or significance. Other synonyms for heightening include raising, elevating, expanding, growing, deepening, extending, and broadening. Regardless of the word used, the objective is to make something more powerful, impactful, or meaningful. These synonyms for heightening can be used in a variety of contexts, whether it is in the areas of emotions, sensory experiences, or intellectual pursuits.

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What are the opposite words for heightening?

Antonyms for the word "heightening" can be words like reducing, lowering, decreasing, declining, decreasing, and diminishing. When something is being heightening, it means it is increasing in intensity or becoming more intense. Conversely, reducing means to make something smaller or weaker. Lowering is to make something come down from its current height. Decreasing is to lessen the amount or intensity of something. Declining means to decrease in number, quality, or value. While diminishing means to become less in extent, degree, or intensity. Using these antonyms will give you a better understanding of the opposite or contrasting meaning of the word "heightening.

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Usage examples for Heightening

Upon the ridge of Red Hill the rays of the descending sun slanted among the leaves of the beeches, heightening their yellow sere to the hue of gold.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid
"Rights apart," rejoined Gleed, his colour heightening by a shade, "do you mean to tell me you would seriously think of remaining on the very scene of your shame?"
E. W. Hornung
All placid, serene, smiling, self-assured: a more lovely flush than usual heightening her natural graces, and adding charms, even to radiance, to her charming complexion.
"Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)"
Samuel Richardson

Famous quotes with Heightening

  • Silence. Archie let it gather. He could always feel a heightening of interest in the room. It always happened this way when an assignment was about to be given. He knew what they were thinking- what's Archie come up with this time? Sometimes Archie resented them. The members of The Vigils did nothing but enforce the rules. Carter was muscle and Obie an errand boy. Archie alone was always under pressure, devising the assignments, working them out. As if he was some kind of machine. Press a button: out comes an assignment. What did they know about the agonies of it all? The nights he tossed and turned? The times he felt used up, empty? And yet he couldn't deny he exulted in moments like this, the guys leaning forward in anticipation, the mystery that surrounded them all, the kid Goober white-faced and frightened, the place so quiet you could almost hear your own heartbeat. And all eyes on him: Archie.
    Robert Cormier
  • How significant is the enormous heightening, under mescalin, of the perception of color! … Man's highly developed color sense is a biological luxury—inestimably precious to him as an intellectual and spiritual being, but unnecessary to his survival as an animal. … Mescalin raises all colors to a higher power and makes the percipient aware of innumerable fine shades of difference, to which, at ordinary times, he is completely blind. It would seem that, for Mind at Large, the so-called secondary characters of things are primary.
    Aldous Huxley
  • An awkward consequence of heightening experience when one is inexperienced, of self-transcendence when one has not much world to lose, is that afterward one cannot be sure that one was somewhere or had newly experienced anything. If you aren’t much in the world, how do you know you are “out of this world”?
    Paul Goodman
  • And that sweet city with her dreaming spires, She needs not June for beauty’s heightening.
    Matthew Arnold
  • Love is something difficult and it is more difficult than other things because in other conflicts nature herself enjoins men to collect themselves, to take themselves firmly in the hand with all their strength, while in the heightening of love the impulse is to give oneself wholly away.
    Rainer Maria Rilke

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