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sink

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sink

  1. 1 to become worse or of less value <his fortunes have steadily sunk since the breakup of his marriage> Synonyms atrophy, crumble, decay, decline, degenerate, descend, devolve, ebb, regress, retrograde, rot, deteriorate, worsenRelated Words abate, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, recede, wane; break down, corrupt, decompose, degrade, dilapidate, disintegrate, molder, putrefy; sour, spoil; lessen, lower, reduce; debilitate, undermine; droop, fail, fall, flag, lag, languish, run down, sag, slip, waste (away), weaken, wiltNear Antonyms better, upgrade; enhance, enrich, fortify, heighten, intensify, strengthen; advance, develop, march, proceed, progressAntonyms ameliorate, improve, meliorate

  2. 2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly <I had just bought a bundle of shares of the stock when its price sank like a rock> Synonyms crash, crater, decline, descend, dip, dive, fall, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, drop, skid, tumbleRelated Words abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreatNear Antonyms accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, waxAntonyms arise, ascend, lift, mount, rise, soar, spike, up

  3. 3 to refrain from openly showing or uttering <sinks his pride and makes the first step towards a reconciliation> Synonyms choke (back), hold back, pocket, repress, suppress, smother, stifle, strangle, submerge, swallowRelated Words control, govern, manage; bridle, check, curb, quash, quell; bottle up, contain; muffle, squelchNear Antonyms express, loose, release, take out, unleash, vent

  4. 4 to cease to be visible <that evening we sat on the beach, dreamily watching the sun sink beneath the horizon> Synonyms dematerialize, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, flee, fly, go (away), melt, disappear, vanishRelated Words blank (out), clear, die (away or down or out), disperse, dissipate, dissolve, dry up; blur, dimNear Antonyms arrive, break out, come out, emerge, issue, loom, show upAntonyms appear, materialize

  5. 5 to diminish the price or value of <the slightest nick will sink the price of a piece of Tiffany glass> Synonyms attenuate, break, cheapen, depress, devaluate, devalue, downgrade, lower, mark down, reduce, depreciate, write down, write offRelated Words debase, demonetize; underestimate, underprice, underrate, undervalue; abridge, compress, contract, de-escalate, deflate, downsize, dwindle, lessen, moderate, shrinkNear Antonyms bloat, blow up, inflate; overestimate, overprice, overrate, overvalue; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, compound, dilate, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, heighten, increase, maximize, multiply, raise, swell, upAntonyms appreciate, enhance, mark up, upgrade

  6. 6 to reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes <the revelation that he has been embezzling for years definitely sinks him in my opinion> Synonyms abase, chasten, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, foul, humiliate, lower, shame, humble, smirch, take downRelated Words abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle; belittle, castigate, criticize, cry down, decry, depreciate, detract, diminish, discount, disparage, minimize, put down, ridicule, write off; bad-mouth, defame, defile, libel, malign, slander; affront, insult; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, execrate, reprehend, reprobateNear Antonyms acclaim, applaud, boast, celebrate, cheer, cite, commend, compliment, congratulate, decorate, eulogize, extol (also extoll), fete (or fête), hail, honor, laud, praise, salute, tout; acknowledge, recognize; highlight, play up, spotlight; dignify, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, magnify; advance, boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; idealize, romanticizeAntonyms aggrandize, canonize, deify, elevate, exalt

  7. 7 to lead or extend downward <the road sinks abruptly after that curve> Synonyms decline, dip, drop, fall, plunge, descendRelated Words angle, cant, cock, heel, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms even, flatten, level, plane, smooth, straightenAntonyms arise, ascend, climb, mount, rise, uprise, upsweep, upturn

  8. 8 to lose bodily strength or vigor <the old woman only sunk further after she was moved to the nursing home> Synonyms decay, droop, emaciate, fade, fail, flag, go, lag, languish, sag, weaken, waste (away), wilt, witherRelated Words break down, wear out; yield; degenerate, deteriorate, rot, run downNear Antonyms convalesce, rally, rebound, recover, recuperate; gain




sink

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sink

  1. a place of great vice and corruption <was able to rise above the inner-city sink that was his birthplace> Synonyms cesspool, Gomorrah, Augean stableRelated Words tenderloin; den, dump, pigpen, pigsty; hellhole, hole





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