having decreased in strength, intensity, etc.:Shale gas drilling caused earthquakes in the United Kingdom, leading to waned interest in shale gas and a slowdown of geological work.
having declined in power, importance, prosperity, etc.:This film director hasn't done too well of late, either commercially or critically, but nobody should gloat over his waned status.
the simple past tense and past participle of wane.
- un·waned, adjective
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How to use waned in a sentence
They hope Liberty’s political influence over the city may be on the wane just as downtown redevelopment is bringing loft apartments and new voters to the city.Lynchburg goes blue for president for the first time since Harry Truman in 1948 | Laura Vozzella, Susan Svrluga | November 8, 2020 | Washington Post
The German infatuation with Atatürk and Turkey waned after the Beerhall Putsch.
When Marston died in 1947, her political edge waned still further.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine | Tom Arnold-Forster | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As prejudices waned, it became easier and ultimately desirable for Jews to fully assimilate.
In 1944, the Nazi influence waned, allowing the Soviet tide to come crashing back down on the Baltic shores.
Trust in European institutions has waned across the continent.Elections Could Be the Beginning of the End for Europe | Tracy McNicoll, Nadette De Visser | May 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Egypt withdrew, the glamour waned, the ancient spell seemed lifted.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Uxenden eventually waned entirely, and without tears so far as I was concerned.
And Rollo indeed ran faster, but the desert steed faster too; and for a long time the distance between neither waxed nor waned.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
The talk grew less and less magnetic; the interest waned; the descriptions of his travels became less alive.Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
Slowly, as the summer waned, I made my way up through the Casentino, once more past the strongholds and the little towns.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton