Swindles vs Dwindles - What's the difference?

swindles | dwindles |


As verbs the difference between swindles and dwindles

is that swindles is (swindle) while dwindles is (dwindle).

As a noun swindles

is .

swindles

English

Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (swindle)
  • Anagrams

    * wildness * windless

    dwindles

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (dwindle)
  • Anagrams

    *

    dwindle

    English

    Verb

    (dwindl)
  • To decrease, shrink, diminish, reduce in size.
  • * 1802 , , translated by T. Paynell,
  • [E]very thing that was improving gradually degenerates and dwindles away to nothing,
  • (figuratively) To fall away in quality; degenerate, sink.
  • The flattery of his friends began to dwindle into simple approbation.'' (''Goldsmith , Vicar, III)
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Religious societies, though begun with excellent intentions, are said to have dwindled into factious clubs.
  • * 1919 ,
  • The larger the empire, the more dwindles the mind of the citizen.
  • * '>citation
  • To lessen; to bring low.
  • * Thomson
  • Our drooping days are dwindled down to naught.
  • To break; to disperse.
  • (Clarendon)

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