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1. attrition

noun. ['əˈtrɪʃən'] the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice.

Synonyms

  • detrition
  • friction
  • rubbing
  • grinding

Antonyms

  • maximize
  • escalate
  • strengthening
  • appreciation

Etymology

  • attritio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Attrition

  • predisposition
  • misrecognition
  • juxtaposition
  • retransmission
  • presupposition
  • decomposition
  • statistician
  • reimposition
  • redeposition
  • redefinition
  • precondition
  • pediatrician
  • obstetrician
  • mathematician
  • malnutrition
  • geriatrician
  • fondkommission
  • extradition
  • transmission
  • superstition
  • requisition
  • recondition
  • recognition
  • proposition
  • premonition
  • preignition
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  • exposition
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  • electrician

Example sentences of the word attrition


1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes, the job itself is the reason for high attrition.

2. attrition

noun. ['əˈtrɪʃən'] the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction.

Synonyms

  • friction
  • detrition

Antonyms

  • happiness
  • joy
  • accept

Etymology

  • attritio (Latin)

3. attrition

noun. ['əˈtrɪʃən'] erosion by friction.

Synonyms

  • eating away
  • corrasion
  • detrition
  • eroding
  • erosion
  • wearing away
  • wearing

Antonyms

  • inflation
  • expansion
  • addition
  • maximization

Etymology

  • attritio (Latin)

4. attrition

noun. ['əˈtrɪʃən'] sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation.

Synonyms

  • rue
  • contriteness
  • regret
  • contrition
  • ruefulness

Antonyms

  • appreciate
  • lengthen
  • strengthen
  • crescendo

Etymology

  • attritio (Latin)

5. attrition

noun. ['əˈtrɪʃən'] a wearing down to weaken or destroy.

Synonyms

  • lessening
  • drop-off

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • accelerate
  • stretch

Etymology

  • attritio (Latin)
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