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Synonyms and Antonyms of attrition

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attrition

synonym (synonym of attrition)

hypernym (attrition IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a wearing down to weaken or destroy (noun.event)
    a change downward (noun.event)
     
  • erosion by friction (noun.process)
    (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it) (noun.process)
     
  • sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation (noun.feeling)
    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment (noun.feeling)
     
  • the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction (noun.act)
    effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure (noun.act)
     
  • the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice (noun.phenomenon)
    the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another (noun.phenomenon)
     

derivation (.... is derived from attrition)

  • sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation (noun.feeling)
    feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses (adj.all)
     
  • the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction (noun.act)
    relating to or caused by attrition (adj.pert)
     
  • the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice (noun.phenomenon)
    reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    wear away (verb.contact)
     
  • (adj.pert)
    relating to or caused by attrition (adj.pert)
     
synonym hypernym derivation abrasion corrasion detrition grinding contriteness contrition detrition friction decrease drop-off regret rue attritional contrite bray comminute abrade abrase

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