diminished diminished  /dɪ ˈmɪ nɪʃt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) impaired by diminution
  2. (adj) (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
  3. (adj) (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval
  4. (adj) made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)

Usage(s):

  1. At the same time, neither would Oprah's role as a cultural arbiter be diminished by her foray into politics.
  2. Wickrematunge had worried over the past few days that he was being followed, but that had not diminished his enthusiasm for the next big story.
  3. In all the examples of diminished civil liberties, there are few, if any, where the motivating factor was something other than law and order or national security.

News

  1. Rain softens U.S. Open course to extreme

    The prospect of a firm, fast course for the 113th U.S. Open diminished with every raindrop on Monday at Merion Golf Club, where the 11th hole remained off limits and practice rounds were twice suspended due to heavy rain.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ESPN

  2. Diminished balance found in those with poor vision

    Researchers have found that visually impaired individuals and those with uncorrected refractive error -- those who could benefit from glasses to achieve normal vision but don't wear glasses -- have a significantly greater risk of diminished balance with their eyes closed on a compliant, foam surface than individuals with normal vision.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "Despite the unwelcome rise in the unemployment rate that was reported last week, the risk that the economy has entered a substantial downturn appears to have diminished over the past month or so," said Bernanke. "Over the remainder of 2008,...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: AFP

  2. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a prepared statement that as "Google enters more of Apple's core businesses...... Eric's effectiveness as an Apple board member will be significantly diminished, since he will have to recuse himself from even larger...
    on Aug 3, 2009 By: Steve Jobs Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "More than half a century later, our grief and our outrage have not diminished," Obama said after the tour. "I will not forget what I have seen today."
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Middle East Times

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