English dictionary



Hint: With the Firefox addon you can search this dictionary from the browsers search field.

English noun: sinking

1. sinking (event) a descent as through liquid (especially through water)


SamplesThey still talk about the sinking of the Titanic.


Broader (hypernym)descent


Narrower (hyponym)foundering, going under, immersion, settling, submergence, submerging, submersion, subsidence, subsiding

2. sinking (event) a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)


SamplesAfter several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market.
He could not control the sinking of his legs.


Broader (hypernym)decrease, drop-off, lessening

3. sinking (feeling) a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension


SamplesWith a sinking heart.
A sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.


Synonymssinking feeling


Broader (hypernym)anxiety









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk