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1. detente

noun. ['deɪˈtɑːnt'] the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations).

Synonyms

  • relief
  • easement
  • easing

Antonyms

  • increase
  • low relief
  • high relief
  • embarrassment

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Example sentences of the word detente


1. Noun, singular or mass
In the 1970s, President Nixon attempted detente, or easing of tensions with the Soviet Union.

2. Adverb
Democrat Jimmy Carter continued detente until the Soviet Union's 1979 invasion of Afghanistan.

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