1. cheapen

verb. ['ˈtʃiːpən'] lower the grade of something; reduce its worth.


  • exasperate
  • devaluate
  • exacerbate
  • worsen
  • devalue
  • degrade


  • soothe
  • increase
  • appreciate
  • recuperate

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Rhymes with Cheapen

  • deepen
  • eappen

Sentences with cheapen

1. Verb, base form
Angling the slats up and exposing the unfinished edge would cheapen the overall appearance of the window.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Also, kitchen and bathroom cabinets tend to be low-grade, and shallow aluminum windows cheapen the atmosphere.

Quotes about cheapen

1. There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them.
- Greta Garbo

2. I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us.
- Hermann Hesse, Peter Camenzind

3. To cheapen the lives of any group of men, cheapens the lives of all men, even our own. This is a law of human psychology, or human nature. And it will not be repealed by our wishes, nor will it be merciful to our blindness.
- William Pickens