Pronunciation of Ebb
/ˈɛb/, /ˈɛb/, /ˈɛ_b/
Synonyms for ebb:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
regression; decline (noun)
lapse, regress, atrophy, collapse, sink, wilt, wither, slump, decay, wane, deteriorate, dilapidate, degenerate, moulder, decline, tergiversate, relapse, fade, retrogress, downgrade, go downhill, revert, putrefy, slip, fall apart, slide, worsen, get worse.
compose, assuage, hush, quiet, soften, defuse, appease, quell, reconcile, tranquilize, cool, mollify, allay, placate, pacify, stabilize, smooth, ease, calm, lull, soothe, conciliate, moderate, relieve.
subside; decline (verb)
fall, seepage, Retrocede, bate, peter, subsidence, slackening.
Usage examples for ebb:
- How like the vast interminable deep is this thronging, surging mass of humanity, where they, like restless waves, pause awhile on the margin of the boundless sea until the ebb tide moves out in the vast sea of life. - "See America First", Orville O. Hiestand.
- Before he was aware of it, feeling began to ebb away. - "A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century", E. P. Roe.
- About four o'clock, of a fine summer's afternoon, the Swash went through the Race, on the best of the ebb, and with a staggering south- west wind. - "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.