lessened lessened  /ˈlɛ sənd/


  1. (adj) impaired by diminution
  2. (adj) decreased in severity; made less harsh



  1. Destructive competition at the expense of employes is lessened, but it is left in full swing against the employer himself and the economic soundness of his enterprise.
  2. Indeed, some observers say support in Western capitals for the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has lessened noticeably since the quake.
  3. But the intensity of the crisis has not lessened for those who are struggling to survive.


  1. SEC lunch links

    Hitting the SEC links on a Tuesday: The Iron Bowl rivalry is all about respect and understanding for Nick Saban and Gus Malzahn. Running back Jabo Lee is Tennessee's only 2013 signee unlikely to qualify. LSU's proximity to home was a key to landing receiver D.J. Chark. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity doesn't expect the school's stringent punishment for a positive drug test to be lessened ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Republican vote on Medicaid disgraceful

    While I was not surprised that all 13 New Hampshire Republican senators voted to refuse to accept the Medicaid expansion provided by what they refer to as "Obamacare," that in no way lessened my disgust at their callous action.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Exeter News-Letter


  1. "I hope in a very sincere way that the attention that's been brought to me has not lessened the honor you receive," Craig told the other nominees and about 200 people who attended the dinner.
    on Oct 13, 2007 By: Larry Craig Source: Forbes

  2. Obama said his $787 billion economic stimulus package "has lessened the tax burden on working families."
    on Apr 15, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  3. "My sense is that, at first glance, about half of the areas are dramatically improved with levels of violence lessened, but there's a distinctly active area" in western Baghdad where violence levels are up, Fallon said.
    on May 3, 2007 By: Adm William Fallon Source: Washington Post

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /