becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so;
"his diminishing respect for her"
- The accident's power over him was diminishing, he said, as his ventilator sucked and hissed.
- Diminishing social responsibility, according to Yoshizaki, is tied to the growing interest in pleasure and personal satisfaction.
- Vocationally, we also have specialized and become more interdependent on others, and as a result we have diminishing control over large aspects of our lives.