Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.‘the identification and mitigation of pollution’
alleviation, reduction, diminution, lessening, easing, weakening, lightening, assuagement, palliation, cushioning, dulling, deadeningView synonyms
- ‘This guidance also needs to cover best practice for mitigation and compensation.’
- ‘It will work towards creating public awareness, mitigation and taking action when a calamity strikes.’
- ‘By way of mitigation, the hospital's general manager added that the hospital was ten years old.’
- ‘Not one of these forms of mitigation tells me what I want to know about art.’
- ‘At that point, there will be aggravation from the state, mitigation from the defense.’
- ‘Only Zionism - so at least Zionists believe - can provide some mitigation of this great tragedy.’
- ‘Anyway, disaster mitigation is typically not an area where partisan divisions are relevant.’
- ‘This goes well beyond any formal obligation on environmental mitigation and protection.’
- ‘There is some mitigation owing to the relationships between the parties.’
- ‘This is a strategy not of flood prevention but of flood mitigation and control.’
- ‘They are working on mitigation and contingency responses for a range of scenarios.’
- ‘Prevention is not on; and timely mitigation is the only plausible solution.’
- ‘These are the things that drive expected value, that mitigation seeks to reduce.’
So as to make something, especially a crime, appear less serious and thus be punished more leniently.‘in mitigation she said her client had been deeply depressed’
- ‘In mitigation, one couldn't help notice the wealth of talent on the sideline.’
- ‘Your adviser can make a statement about your background or in mitigation of punishment.’
- ‘He accepted that, on the judge's findings, no deduction was to be made in respect of steps which could have been taken in mitigation.’
- ‘If he is not in attendance reference will be made to any statement in mitigation previously provided by the defendant.’
- ‘All that appears on the plea in mitigation is the fact that he believed that it contained ecstasy.’
- ‘It raises matters as to his conviction and in mitigation of sentence.’
- ‘In mitigation, I am on the move and posted this from an internet cafe.’
- ‘What is the remedy where a fraudulent plea in mitigation of sentence produces an inadequate sentence?’
- ‘In mitigation I must remind you: this was the beginning of the Seventies.’
- ‘In mitigation, the court heard that his ex-girlfriend was five months pregnant with their first child.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin mitigatio(n-), from the verb mitigare ‘alleviate’ (see mitigate).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.