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Faded vs. Diminished — What's the Difference?

Faded vs. Diminished — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Faded and Diminished

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Faded

To lose brightness, loudness, or brilliance gradually
The lights and music faded as we set sail from the harbor.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

To make smaller or less; reduce or lessen.
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

To lose freshness; wither
Summer flowers that had faded.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

To detract from the authority, reputation, or prestige of
"Her upper-class perfection ... somehow diminished me" (Shirley Abbott).
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

To lose strength or vitality; wane
Youthful energy that had faded over the years.
Dec 03, 2022
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Diminished

To cause to taper.
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

To disappear gradually; vanish
A hope that faded.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

(Sports) To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

To become smaller or less.
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

(Football) To move back from the line of scrimmage. Used of a quarterback.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

To taper.
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

To cause to lose brightness, freshness, or strength
Exposure to sunlight has faded the carpet.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

Simple past tense and past participle of diminish
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

(Sports) To hit (a golf ball, for instance) with a moderate, usually controlled slice.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

Lessened, reduced
The diminished Roman Empire never recovered from the sack of Rome.
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

(Games) To meet the bet of (an opposing player) in dice.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

Made to seem less important, impressive, or valuable
She felt diminished by the report card.
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

The act of fading.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

(music) reduced by a semitone
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

A gradual dimming or increase in the brightness or loudness of a light source or audio signal.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

Impaired by diminution
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

A transition in a cinematic work or slide presentation in which the image gradually appears on or disappears from a blank screen.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

(of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use;
Partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

(Sports) A moderate, usually controlled slice, as in golf.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

(of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval;
A diminished fifth
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

A control mechanism on a stereo that adjusts the distribution of power between the front and rear channels.
Dec 03, 2022

Diminished

Made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth);
Her comments made me feel small
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

A style of haircut in which the hair is cut close to the sides and back of the head and trimmed to result in gradually longer lengths toward the top of the head.
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

Simple past tense and past participle of fade
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

That has lost some of its former colour or intensity.
A faded tablecloth
A faded rock star of the 1970s
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

High on drugs; stoned
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

That has lost freshness, color, or brightness; grown dim.
Where the faded moonMade a dim silver twilight.
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

Having lost freshness or brilliance of color;
Sun-bleached deck chairs
Faded jeans
A very pale washed-out blue
Washy colors
Dec 03, 2022

Faded

Reduced in strength;
The faded tones of an old recording
Dec 03, 2022

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