Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fade

4 senses of fade

Sense 1
fade, melt -- (become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

Sense 2
fade, wither -- (lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading")
       => disappear, vanish, go away -- (get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace")

Sense 3
evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass -- (disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off")
       => disappear, vanish, go away -- (get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace")

Sense 4
languish, fade -- (become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon")
       => devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate -- (grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match")

Antonyms of adj faded

2 senses of faded

Sense 1
bleached, faded, washed-out, washy -- (having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors")

INDIRECT (VIA colorless) -> colorful, colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

Sense 2
attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened -- (reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording")

INDIRECT (VIA decreased) -> increased -- (made greater in size or amount or degree)

Similarity of adj faded

2 senses of faded

Sense 1
bleached, faded, washed-out, washy -- (having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors")
       => colorless (vs. colorful), colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)

Sense 2
attenuate, attenuated, faded, weakened -- (reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording")
       => decreased (vs. increased), reduced -- (made less in size or amount or degree)

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