What is the antonym of “cumulative”?
The antonyms of cumulative are decreasing, diminishing, and reducing. These antonyms convey the opposite meaning of cumulative, which means increasing or growing in quantity, degree, or force over time.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Becoming smaller or less in size, amount, intensity, or degree.
The company's profits have been decreasing for the past few years.
Becoming smaller or less in size, amount, intensity, or importance.
The impact of the new policy is diminishing as people find ways to work around it.
Making something smaller or less in size, amount, intensity, or degree.
Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help in reducing the risk of heart disease.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Decreasing and diminishing are adjectives that describe something that is getting smaller or less over time.
- 2Reducing is a verb that describes the action of making something smaller or less.
Good things to know
- 1Business: Use decreasing and diminishing to describe declining sales, profits, or market share.
- 2Health: Use reducing to describe actions that can lower the risk of diseases or health problems.
- 3Mathematics: Use cumulative to describe the total sum of numbers or values over time.