(adjective, verb)


1. impaired by diminution

Similar word(s): impaired, lessened, vitiated, weakened

2. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use

Similar word(s): atrophied, wasted

3. (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval

- a diminished fifth

Similar word(s): decreased, reduced

4. made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)

Similar word(s): decreased, reduced, belittled, small

Sentences with diminished as an adjective:

- The diminished Roman Empire never recovered from the sack of Rome.


1. simple past tense and past participle of diminish