Diminished vs Decrease - What's the difference?

diminished | decrease |


As verbs the difference between diminished and decrease

is that diminished is (diminish) while decrease is of a quantity, to become smaller.

As an adjective diminished

is lessened, reduced.

As a noun decrease is

an amount by which a quantity is decreased.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

diminished

English

Verb

(head)
  • (diminish)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • lessened, reduced.
  • The diminished Roman Empire never recovered from the sack of Rome.
  • (music) reduced by a semitone
  • decrease

    English

    Verb

    (decreas)
  • Of a quantity, to become smaller.
  • To make (a quantity) smaller.
  • Synonyms

    * (become smaller) drop, fall, go down, plummet (rapidly), plunge (rapidly), reduce, shrink, sink * (make smaller) abate, cut, decrement, lower, reduce

    Antonyms

    * (become larger) go up, grow, increase, rise, soar (rapidly), shoot up (rapidly) * (make larger) increase, increment, raise, up (informal)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An amount by which a quantity is decreased.
  • (knitting) A reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch. See .
  • Synonyms

    * (amount by which a quantity is decreased) cut, decrement, drop, fall, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage

    Antonyms

    * (amount by which a quantity is decreased) gain, increase, increment, raise , rise