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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 of sink atrophy, crumble, decay, decline, degenerate, descend, devolve, ebb, regress, retrograde, rot, deteriorate, worsenWords Related to sink 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 of sink better, upgrade; enhance, enrich, fortify, heighten, intensify, strengthen; advance, develop, march, proceed, progressAntonyms of sink 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 of sink crash, crater, decline, descend, dip, dive, fall, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, drop, skid, tumbleWords Related to sink abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreatNear Antonyms of sink accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, waxAntonyms of sink 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 of sink choke (back), hold back, pocket, repress, suppress, smother, stifle, strangle, submerge, swallowWords Related to sink control, govern, manage; bridle, check, curb, quash, quell; bottle up, contain; muffle, squelchNear Antonyms of sink 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 of sink dematerialize, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, flee, fly, go (away), melt, disappear, vanishWords Related to sink blank (out), clear, die (away or down or out), disperse, dissipate, dissolve, dry up; blur, dimNear Antonyms of sink arrive, break out, come out, emerge, issue, loom, show upAntonyms of sink 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 of sink attenuate, break, cheapen, depress, devaluate, devalue, downgrade, lower, mark down, reduce, depreciate, write down, write offWords Related to sink debase, demonetize; underestimate, underprice, underrate, undervalue; abridge, compress, contract, de-escalate, deflate, downsize, dwindle, lessen, moderate, shrinkNear Antonyms of sink 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 of sink 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 of sink abase, chasten, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, foul, humiliate, lower, shame, humble, smirch, take downWords Related to sink 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 of sink 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 of sink aggrandize, canonize, deify, elevate, exalt

  7. 7 to lead or extend downward the road sinks abruptly after that curve Synonyms of sink decline, dip, drop, fall, plunge, descendWords Related to sink angle, cant, cock, heel, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms of sink even, flatten, level, plane, smooth, straightenAntonyms of sink 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 of sink decay, droop, emaciate, fade, fail, flag, go, lag, languish, sag, weaken, waste (away), wilt, witherWords Related to sink break down, wear out; yield; degenerate, deteriorate, rot, run downNear Antonyms of sink 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 of sink cesspool, Gomorrah, Augean stableWords Related to sink tenderloin; den, dump, pigpen, pigsty; hellhole, hole



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