Synonym of declining

Alternative for declining

declines, declined, declining

Synonym: descent, fail, fall, hill, refuse, reject, run down, sink, slant, slope, weaken,

Antonym: accept,

Adjective

In the process of becoming obsolete, but not obsolete yet
obsolescent outdated waning old-fashioned outmoded dying out aging ageing antiquated becoming obsolete disappearing moribund out of date unfashionable antediluvian archaic dated obsolete old on the decline on the wane on the way out out-of-date senescent superseded undesirable past its prime behind the times going out of fashion going out of use growing old out of style past it not with it on its last legs out of fashion out of the ark in decline mellowing deteriorating maturing senile long in the tooth getting on stagnating stagnant weak dying decaying crumbling forceless atrophying standing still dilapidated seen better days at a standstill past its best superannuated outworn prehistoric medieval ancient mediaeval anachronistic mossy old hat moth-eaten antique old-fangled fossilized bygone mouldy moldy demoded defunct passé fossilised out clunky creaky neolithic quaint old-time prehistorical rusty primitive kaputt Noachian kaput Stone Age musty fusty dead past olde worlde horse-and-buggy old-world vieux jeu square feudal extinct olden old-fogeyish crusted backward-looking oldfangled aged rinky-dink vintage former square-toed démodé frumpish frumpy has-been unhip behindhand out-of-style horse and buggy past its sell-by date old-hat old-school tired worn-out disused corny conservative stale not current unstylish retro of the old school immemorial dinosaur antwacky timeworn anachronous as old as the hills traditional odd exhausted hackneyed passe discarded discontinued neglected rococo dowdy disapproved backward of old not modern grown old elderly back-number retrograde old-timey of olden days out of it hoary venerable last year's primeval dateless primordial deprecated primaeval fossil of yore old as the hills had it done for dead and gone past one's sell-by date passé anachronistical done to death faded cobwebby parachronistic threadbare overused backwards unpopular crusty back number hacky abandoned geriatric very old age-old hoar bent unusable out-of-fashion gone obscure no longer in use fallen into disuse dusty having seen better days antediluvial remote old fashioned out of commission out of use historic primal early foregone atavistic earliest relic gothic barbaric of long ago overfamiliar

Adjective

Unsuccessful or dull from lack of change or development
dormant stagnant inactive flat slow sluggish depressed stagnating dull dying lethargic moribund quiet static dead passive drowsing fallow immobile slack torpid slow-moving listless sleepy inert idle slothful indolent lifeless leaden heavy apathetic lackadaisical drowsy ponderous laggard lazy unproductive plodding dilatory tardy supine quiescent dreamy not busy motionless phlegmatic languid lagging crawling dawdling measured creeping somnolent enervated languorous snaillike leisurely delaying unenergetic indifferent limp moderate easy tortoiselike postponing deliberate loitering procrastinating gradual slow-going slow-paced slow-footed still calm serene boring tired latent undisturbed placid tranquil peaceful weak fatigued unruffled unagitated smooth uninteresting tedious fainéant lax tame uneventful wearisome faineant weary stale humdrum dreary tiresome lymphatic slumberous lacklustre lackluster unexciting comatose stupid dozy pedestrian ho-hum one-horse dead-and-alive subdued in the doldrums unfruitful weakened devitalized impaired debilitated sedentary uncreative barren vegetating languishing uninspiring laid-back draggy down blah vigorless sleeping vigourless plain insipid yawny unresponsive spiritless loafing tasteless dullsville backward vapid unconcerned do-nothing insensitive insensible logy backwoods behind the times soporous soporose otiose stolid effete neurasthenic asthenic silent resting lacking energy deactivated slumbering in abeyance inoperative asleep stationary halcyon stilly even pacific glassy mirror-like level gentle unmoving waveless settled uninterrupted unbroken mirrorlike at rest unperturbed untroubled dead calm like a millpond monotonous dry wearying drab tiring numbing mind-numbing jading unprogressive arid colorless stodgy old colourless drudging monochromatic jejune dusty stuffy as dry as dust shiftless numb benumbed narcotic stuporous paralyzed hebetudinous dopey sodden unhurried paralysed

Adjective

Shy
shrinking shy retiring timid bashful coy diffident modest reticent withdrawn self-effacing reserved timorous unassertive quiet introverted demure backward meek unassuming humble unconfident restrained sheepish mousy hesitant recessive insecure aw-shucks unforthcoming inhibited silent undemonstrative apprehensive nervous blushing reluctant fearful unsure unobtrusive skittish private mild uncommunicative media-shy wary unpretentious suspicious shamefaced taciturn unsociable chary constrained distant secretive reclusive rabbity prim close introvert retired guarded plain uptight embarrassed coquettish doubting aloof self-conscious kittenish unpresuming unostentatious abashed prudish distrustful cool remote overmodest down-to-earth lowly detached inconspicuous fearsome tremulous fainthearted stand-offish unassured nongregarious dumb closemouthed laconic eremitic self-restrained sober sedate standoffish unresponsive thoughtful solitary offish uncompanionable close-mouthed unemotional discreet unaffable unexpansive tight-lipped arch flirtatious submissive passive doubtful costive simpering ineffectual simple uncertain self-doubting ashamed low-key unaggressive subdued unaffected natural genuine scary mim dubious blenching flinching unpoised formal evasive low-profile unnoticeable unpretending artless unambitious ordinary ingenuous unapproachable cold ill at ease self-contained colourless indeterminate pale colorless unfriendly keeping a low profile cautious withdrawing seclusive secret frigid chilly inward-looking hermitic anchoritic eremitical snobbish Olympian gentle serene soft-spoken misanthropic icy peaceful ceremonious noncommittal collected composed placid conventional mom not forward socially inhibited mum dark unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated recluse uncurious casual uninterested indifferent decorous unspeaking proper prissy respectable strait-laced seemly ladylike staid decent unwilling innocent virginal pure chaste maidenly virtuous priggish verecund recoiling blushful controlled old-maidish straight puritanical goody-goody starchy close-lipped dried up wouldn't say boo to a goose tight-mouthed clammed up dummied up faint-hearted moderate self-controlled easily embarrassed niminy-piminy affected square calm steady earnest serious nice solemn prim and proper reasonable soft phlegmatic temperate muted unexcessive nonaggressive in charge not given to excesses in control of yourself under wraps bottled up chilled corked up in check self-possessed cool, calm and collected laid-back inobtrusive on a leash unextreme under control irresolute spiritless feeble mousey

Adjective

Of or relating to a recession

Adjective

Affected by a disease or illness
sick ill unwell ailing indisposed infirm unhealthy debilitated poorly unsound diseased weak bedridden crook disordered infected invalid rickety feeble frail pale sickened bad down feverish grim impaired incurable off peaked rocky suffering tottering confined defective delicate hospitalised hospitalized imperfect peaky wobbly wretched laid up laid-up below par broken down not healthy off-color run down run-down under par under the weather in poor health not oneself not so hot off colour out of sorts under medication in a bad way sick as a dog on the sick list qualmish lousy rotten queasy funny green nauseated mean sickly nauseous crummy liverish grotty rough wabbit seedy ropy punk peculiar green about the gills not up to par queer washed out terrible awful not well dreadful peely-wally not very well peakish faint not in good shape giddy off-colour dizzy afflicted not up to snuff valetudinarian lightheaded light-headed laid low out of action unfit like death warmed up invalided iffy bummed woozy groggy septic pallid wan at death's door tired anaemic disabled incapacitated unstable sickly-looking drawn emaciated injured thin shaky ill-looking out of commission anemic haggard confined to bed enfeebled sickish the worse for wear down with in poor shape squeamish feeling awful feeling rotten on sick list slightly unwell rundown horrible fatigued not up to the mark bilious housebound immobilized ugly strange failing low unsightly ghastly pasty pasty-faced drained dying languishing unwholesome ill in bed ashen whey-faced gray colourless bloodless ashy grey ashen-faced off form in bed in pain ropey corpse-like cadaverous sallow plague-ridden festering infested gangrenous disease-ridden putrefying wasting not feeling well not yourself pinched immobilised in bad health valetudinary handicapped weakly contaminated tainted blighted hors de combat deathly pale miserable got a bug peccant abnormal off one's feed etiolated peelie-wally in bad shape achy hypochondriacal decrepit sick as a parrot infectious not a hundred percent as white as a ghost as white as a sheet colorless dragging in ill health out of shape in poor condition out of condition unsteady poisoned in a decline flimsy tottery bockety queerish queazy inconstant insecure wavering ticklish quaking staggering doubtful tricky a wreck off one's feet feeling terrible running temperature got the bug

Adjective

Not compliant
noncompliant defiant disobedient dissenting nonconforming uncooperative belligerent irregular negative refractory contumacious declinatory divergent impatient objecting rebellious recalcitrant refusing restive truculent wayward intractable wilful insubordinate obstreperous unruly contrary froward ungovernable unmanageable balky rebel incompliant recusant willful perverse bolshie difficult undisciplined headstrong mutinous uncontrollable untoward stroppy fractious disorderly obstinate naughty delinquent stubborn obdurate errant mischievous self-willed non-compliant awkward badly behaved uncompliant pervicacious troublesome resistant disruptive unwilling undisciplinable unbiddable renitent impish obstinately disobedient turbulent rascally roguish riotous wild bloody-minded insurgent seditious ornery disaffected dissentious uncomplying treacherous factious uncontrolled incontrollable mulish unrestrained stiff-necked untrained attention-seeking indomitable insubmissive argumentative withstanding resisting opposing radical unyielding pigheaded bull-headed capricious unsteady unschooled intransigent contentious thrawn cantankerous unmalleable unpersuadable cussed ungoverned out of control inconsistent lacking self-control out of hand nonobservant contrarious stubborn as a mule disputatious incorrigible opinionated unresponsive bullheaded resistive unreasonable unaccommodating inflexible unbending uncompromising immovable dogged adamant pertinacious rowdy hardheaded hardened unrelenting determined implacable hard hard-nosed insurrectionary ossified adamantine inconvincible pat self-opinionated tenacious firm cross-grained dissident strong-willed resolute lawless boisterous single-minded revolutionary steadfast persistent strong-minded relentless obstructive indurate rigid rough quarrelsome tough unhelpful disobliging fixed inexorable annoying anarchic troublemaking tumultuous indocile iron-willed violent unpredictable impossible ill-disciplined unshakeable unflinching raucous subversive vexatious insurrectionist malcontent irritable dissentient persevering tiresome warring nonconformist wrong-headed irrepressible bellicose trying pig-headed iconoclastic noisy uproarious exasperating antagonistic chaotic pugnacious unbridled anarchistic unshakable ill-natured inimical peevish adverse alienated hard-line insolent unadaptable problematic disloyal hostile deaf to reason divisive steely militant scrappy schismatic rioting crabby discordant treasonable rambunctious badly-behaved misbehaving strict up in arms rampageous touchy stiff prickly grumpy chippy confrontational unfavorable unfavourable ill-tempered diehard rude fiendish set in one's ways locked in estranged haughty cross sectarian unrepentant stalwart dead set on reluctant bad-tempered conflicting ratty loud challenging choleric petulant narky shirty purposeful disagreeing partisan rival shrewish roisterous impudent traitorous unwavering hesitant litigious tempestuous clamorous unrestrainable rock-ribbed averse rackety bad threatening disturbing insistent iron stern vociferous insoluble unpliable restless rampant testy irritating feisty rumbustious demanding disagreeable playful crotchety harsh excited as stubborn as a mule complex rigorous impolite irascible tricksy brattish scampish puckish prankish stringent importunate ruthless gallus wanton intemperate snappy wrong merciless termagant dogmatic opinionative staunch querulous immoderate mean stony grim captious out-of-line immutable huffy out-of-order not giving an inch unswayable hard and fast hard-core hard to handle full of mischief contradictory inimitable irreconcilable morose sullen sulky renegade limit unconverted unreformed intent heretical maverick assiduous incurable tireless indefatigable rollicking forceful unsettling upsetting unorthodox mutinying apostate impetuous impotent aggressive with a will of one's own determined to have one's own way disturbed maladjusted boneheaded unreceptive erratic fickle decisive mullish domineering pushy individualistic armed sabotaging attacking treasonous resolved unbendable exuberant separatist factional crazy hysterical nuts outrageous madcap insurmountable berserk distracting proud aloof tricky daring provocative audacious bold thorny locked knotty divided split hardline loath negativistic indisposed unalterable robust robustious vexing pesky unregenerate burdensome unmoved unbreakable heady combative stiffened unappeasable antisocial strong overwhelming intense insuppressible freaked abandoned overpowering hard-shell locked-in convinced remorseless tough nut hang tough quarrelling civil disobedience knockabout hell-raising without law and order unbearable undependable intolerable problem bulky discommodious incommodious cramped anarchical unlawful immalleable unmovable durable disrupting off-base brawling ugly hidebound untimely unfortunate immoral aberrant arbitrary unimpressible swaggering swashbuckling cavalier misbehaved blinkered dyed-in-the-wool lawbreaking beside oneself disharmonious clashing uncompassionate impertinent hardhearted bullhead unemotional with one's feet dug in with one's toes dug in causing trouble paradoxical contrariant arsey disregardful cheeky reckless dareful sassy gutsy difficult to handle indisciplined inconvenient inopportune impossible to cope with unchangeable brassbound wrongheaded antipathetic converse ready for a fight tough nut to crack cold fish proof against persuasion hanging tough set in stone wicked unanticipated ill-timed unexpected set in your ways standing one's ground drunk deranged disorganised turbid hedonistic uncontained helter-skelter disorganized disordered raunchy artful kiddish infantile sly frolicsome foxy bothersome ill-behaved ruffianly thoughtless immature childish inconsiderate disrespectful devilish sinful self-indulgent like a loose cannon contending fighting controversial spoiling for a fight wild and woolly teasing worthless out-of-control overbearing hard to please unamenable fussy unforeseen disastrous unusual surprising unpredicted mistimed evil on-a-tear grumbly pitiless boorish finical vexed invidious choosy sensitive temperamental uppity uptight disputative sour oafish discontented tyrannical hypercritical picky dissatisfied bearish delicate oppressive hard to satisfy overcritical perfectionist particular fastidious over-particular finicky dictatorial critical ungracious severe rampaging unlucky unwelcome infelicitous inauspicious inapt unsuitable inappropriate quarreling at variance at loggerheads at odds stormy bad-mannered agitated progressive reforming malapropos badly timed unseasonable rip-roaring unstable roistering unenthusiastic grudging reformist extreme piercing screaming booming strepitous blusterous explosive roller-coaster rugged unsettled unpropitious revisionist misfortunate fanatical progressivist unpleasant hapless ill-starred extremist star-crossed luckless flinty hard-hitting raising Cain callous drastic unsentimental unsympathetic fanatic revolutionist rabid grouchy raising the roof storming fiery shaking vehement perturbed demonstrative passionate in turmoil untamed roughhouse bitter destructive fierce unforgiving authoritarian exacting cold austere cool draconian tetchy full of ups and downs full of conflict full of confusion full of upheavals uncaring ferocious pettish desperate far-out loony looney stony-hearted hard-shelled two-fisted hard-hearted hard-boiled ramrod way out ultraist swivel-eyed nihilistic heavy-handed hard-bitten ill-humoured involuntary afraid crabbed waspish curmudgeonly snappish short-tempered splenetic hot-tempered in a mood peppery crusty quick-tempered scratchy liverish bilious dyspeptic short-fused laggard forced enforced demurring cranky peckish fretful eggy soreheaded in a bad mood as cross as two sticks miffy waxy snaky thin-skinned complaining ill-humored unwishful uneager begrudging unobliging uninclined on a short fuse like a bear with a sore head having got out of bed the wrong side

Adjective

Weak or lacking in strength
weakened debilitated enfeebled sapped asthenic delicate down-and-out effete enervated faint feeble frail infirm languid low prostrate prostrated slight soft softened tender unsubstantial wasted weak wimpish wimpy deteriorated faded exhausted spent drained spineless decrepit weak-kneed worn out powerless washed-out vitiated played out sickly fragile ailing incapacitated weakly shaky unwell helpless strengthless ill poorly tired fatigued puny weedy weakling spindly doddering nerveless indisposed lame emasculated weary unhealthy failing impotent sick invertebrate characterless wet tottering anemic anaemic wishy-washy limp-wristed doddery crippled rickety milk-and-water namby-pamby unsound sapless in poor health scrawny sluggish flagging depleted languorous undermined unnerved etiolated debile susceptible devitalized dainty sensitive limp paralyzed paralysed faltering trembly pathetic meager meagre tenuous unsteady forceless out of gas out of shape hindered encumbered hampered drooping light breakable diminished slender meek lacklustre poor lackluster valetudinarian lackadaisical rendered feeble listless passionless nesh tepid yielding unenthusiastic unexcited unfit rundown uninterested unwilling withered atrophied deteriorating wilted haggard degenerative ravaged easily damaged unstable shattery thin fishy wispy shatterable brittle fracturable stricken irresolute bedridden wobbly dying sinking reduced insecure wavering blasé done in rusty run-down apathetic dizzy vacillating indecisive vulnerable errant defenceless fallible malleable impressionable out of sorts without energy flimsy sensile halting anile small untrained shilpit tottery in declining health imperfect erring flawed resistless washed out gone to seed out of condition on the ropes trembling laid low gentle insufficient woozy half-hearted dopey flat aged flabby ineffective easily tempted defenseless easily led unable handcuffed hamstrung hog-tied impuissant incapable incompetent broken-down burned out unproductive inept infecund gutless dud high and dry past it paper tiger

Adjective

Being of advanced years in age
elderly aged old ancient ageing mature venerable senior grey-haired grizzled hoary older decrepit geriatric grey doddery senescent superannuated getting on grey-bearded patriarchal aging centenarian doddering long-lived nonagenarian octogenarian over-the-hill past it senile septuagenarian unyoung longevous gray olden retired tired advanced in years no spring chicken over the hill as old as the hills been around full of years long in the tooth past your prime long in tooth lot of mileage not as young as one was not long for this world of advanced years on last leg not as young as one used to be weakly matured frail feeble faltering of a certain age pensioned antique age-old up in years hoar immemorial antediluvian dateless past one's prime antiquated worn timeworn rusty oldie old-fashioned out-of-date pensioned off ripe middle-aged abiding long-lasting along in years of age gray-haired on in years not young in one's dotage archaic outmoded outdated past your sell-by date silver-haired grizzly white-haired silvery-haired cobwebby passé moth-eaten creaky ripened shot relic worn-out weak on its last legs senior citizen wasted debilitated infirm worse for wear of an advanced age very old incapacitated enfeebled former tottering weakened discharged emeritus ex- dotard anile crippled fragile major past out of shape put out to grass in bad shape Elder I First resigned emerita leading above primary high-grade oldest eldest higher over first-born in retirement the elder next higher long-standing traditional deep-rooted long-established time-honored established primeval ancestral primaeval old-time time-honoured mossy time-worn old as the hills advanced usual customary childhood from way back long forgotten obsolete bygone primordial vintage well-established from the past fogyish old as Adam in second childhood in your dotage early conditioned seasoned classical ageless enduring historic anachronistic lasting first ritual dated mouldy clunky earliest moldy ritualistic fixed rooted of yore timeless prehistoric atavistic forever old hat tried and true tried and tested of long ago horse and buggy centuries old mellow rooted in the past more advanced

Adjective

Characterized by or reflecting a state of moral or cultural decline
decadent corrupt degenerate dissolute depraved immoral dissipated rakish self-indulgent abandoned degraded debased debauched licentious louche profligate shameless sinful sybaritic unprincipled wanton demoralised demoralized epicurean fast-living hedonistic indulgent intemperate jackleg libertine loose luxurious overindulgent perverse perverted rakehell rakehelly reprobate sick unclean unrestrained unwholesome voluptuary warped pleasure-seeking decaying evil lost moribund wicked gone bad gone to the dogs lewd impure lascivious lecherous unchaste bad sordid vile base promiscuous fast vicious voluptuous immoderate sensual lustful indecent libidinous disreputable lotus-eating extravagant wild pleasure-loving obscene carnal pervy corrupted defiled fallen nefarious iniquitous rotten ungodly low unhealthy tainted greedy vice-ridden hedonic profane deviant villainous vitiated miscreant immodest twisted dishonourable prurient bacchanalian unrighteous sicko kinky unnatural abnormal dishonorable profaned excessive amoral desecrated easy uncleanly impious coarse blasphemous lavish salacious careless irreligious wrong sullied unsavoury mean wrongful parsimonious effete concupiscent wayward criminal self-gratifying morally wrong improper unsavory swinging despicable raffish unconstrained unholy fast and loose high living gross atheistic lubricious sacrilegious irreverent ignoble pampered vulgar godless champagne retrograde unrefined devil-may-care scungy infamous retrogressive sensualist freethinking contaminated erring monstrous miserly saturnalian peccable sleazy brutal irresponsible riotous imprudent not pure whorish out of control violated deteriorated drunken open light of easy virtue night owl in the fast lane lacking restraint in the gutter bestial disgusting crude inferior deviative ribald vulgarized vulgarised unworthy hardened luxury-loving Lucullan goatish randy horny aberrant distorted incorrigible dubious prodigal comfort-seeking lax gastronomic hellbent raunchy lickerish gourmandizing gluttonous roundheeled roguish heedless luscious lush Dionysiac gone to seed abased unregenerate scoundrelly deviate inconstant gratifying pleasurable dirty dishonoured binge-eating flagitous rascally knavish unaccommodating shrewish bad-tempered incorrect crabbed churlish ill-tempered ill-natured surly spiteful dishonored boorish baneful flagitious deleterious unethical filthy grotesque vitiate sadistic contorted impaired gourmand connoisseur foodie sensuous rude foul attractive enticing hedonist delightful appealing desirable erotic pleasing dirty-minded degenerated no better than one should be dishonest misguided unscrupulous unconscionable unbelieving sceptical agnostic flatitious demeaned sinking failing fraudulent unfair devious underhand unvirtuous pornographic reckless non-believing heathen heretical non-theistic faithless gourmet dodgy black crooked shady unlawful cutthroat bawdy dark Machiavellian low-down barbarian pagan infidel barbarous unjust graceless not cricket X-rated bohemian dashing jaunty casual sporty unconventional idolatrous heathenish audacious carefree brash fast-paced religionless iconoclastic nonreligious dapper nullifidian undevout frivolous foolhardy flashy skeptical free-thinking unspiritual daredevil slack harsh flash exciting gadabout temerarious tawdry colourful unusual gay free-spirited individual colorful nasty unpleasant alloyed adulterated beastly polluted disagreeable horrible awful offensive hateful shameful cruel atrocious terrible abominable shocking detestable heinous fiendish dreadful diabolical abhorrent reprehensible mixed adulterate attenuated inhuman bastardized loathsome blended brutish repulsive brute revolting appalling bastardised odious contemptible disgraceful yucky wretched God-awful execrable degrading murderous worthless diabolic ignominious abject shabby egregious watered down stinking snide scurvy currish low-minded paltry mercenary venal praetorian combined admixed squalid rough dissolved objectionable seedy treacherous underhanded outrageous notorious horrid ugly uncharitable illegitimate scandalous undignified bent illicit unbecoming lawless illegal repellent nauseating disturbing disappointing cowardly inequitable malfeasant sickening repugnant dastardly obnoxious lamentable caitiff black-hearted servile off-color inelegant menial off-putting distasteful piggish ferine swinish animal feral irrational savage sorry deplorable seamy miserable humiliating gut-churning hellish icky sick-making damnable devilish ferocious ghastly vomitous bogging noisome noxious lousy violent dangerous yucko disgustful loathly vomit-inducing heartless barbaric callous fierce ruthless cold-blooded remorseless merciless bloody bloodthirsty inhumane butcherly fell truculent homicidal grim sanguinary faulty untamed putrid insubordinate devalued falsified altered doctored weakened

Verb

In a period of decrease or decline
on the wane contracting decreasing diminishing dwindling shrinking dimming drooping ebbing fading away growing faint on the decline sinking slackening subsiding tailing off tapering off abating attenuating dissolving failing falling off lessening petering out receding winding down atrophying deteriorating flagging giving way in remission melting away slumping weakening collapsing crumbling degenerating disintegrating dying out evaporating in a slump obsolescent on the way out vanishing withering evanescing moribund drawing to a close in a state of deterioration decaying waning dying disappearing in decline past its prime on its last legs fading dying away letting up easing coming to an end moderating dying down falling away dropping lowering dropping off falling tapering de-escalating remitting palling relenting fizzling out ending ratcheting down phasing down easing off draining away growing less reducing dying off ceasing stopping trailing off wasting away terminating passing away passing wilting dispersing finishing ceasing to exist dissipating quelling plummetting plummeting shriveling shrivelling halting wearing off running out expiring depleting draining dropping away fading out going perishing melting going away closing wearing away drying up slowing down growing smaller growing dim coming to nothing slackening off going downhill becoming smaller lightening becoming extinct languishing softening calming down winding up slacking off coming to a halt trailing becoming less curbing curtailing depreciating minimizing cooling off concluding clearing alleviating dematerializing trailing away restraining eroding tempering downscaling folding downsizing flying fleeing devaluating depressing decrementing discontinuing coming to a stop running low wearing down quietening relaxing blurring giving out breaking off going down toning down ceasing to be breaking up minimising mitigating settling quieting cutting cutting down blowing over lagging emaciating sagging lapsing settling down falling through plunging elapsing desisting quitting withdrawing impairing easing up fizzling cutting back dulling denting rolling back dispelling evanishing leaving off minifying running down becoming weaker tailing away rebating slashing checking wasting shutting down closing down calming degrading allaying dampening narrowing down losing edge diluting aborting pausing faltering flatlining flopping quietening down breaking withering away assuaging subduing slowing tiring determining coming to a standstill nosediving thinning out axing becoming obsolete breaking down closing out giving in becoming weak bating clipping taking the bite out passing into oblivion making less getting smaller taking the sting out growing feeble extenuating packing up taking the edge off vanishing into thin air disappearing from the face of the earth making smaller cutting out knocking down cooling it dead-ending thinning fainting packing in running its course levelling off dilapidating winking out guttering relieving mollifying slaking taking a nosedive releasing blunting turning down paring down retrograding dipping giving up moldering going dead mouldering retiring flowing away abbreviating going through the floor retrenching hitting the floor disengaging decomposing wearying succumbing pining deadening departing exiting losing strength losing intensity diffusing disassembling scattering going south leaving no trace coming to naught ceasing to be known muting palliating damping muffling sinking into oblivion disappearing slowly etiolating chilling out slacking decelerating unlaxing coasting cooling deliquescing becoming less loud rarefying pooping out becoming unimportant fagging out hushing passing off dying on vine tuckering out vaporizing lulling breaking into pieces unmaking misfiring miscarrying soothing cushioning modifying thinning down rescinding shaping phasing out elongating clearing up limiting numbing becoming unproductive becoming blurred becoming shadowy becoming vague ceasing to yield growing barren becoming confused coming to a halt end becoming indistinct coming to a an end growing sterile making faint losing its effect losing its effectiveness getting less stilling parching vaporising concentrating scaling down ending in defeat ending in disappointment missing the mark descending coming down falling down slipping soft-pedalling abridging amputating cropping slacking up soft-pedaling becoming less common becoming rarer passing on falling short laying off shutting off knocking off desisting from cutting off giving over dialing down coming to grief grinding to a halt paring petering couching bringing down exhausting losing vitiating debasing impoverishing trembling crippling relapsing limping tottering losing spirit growing weaker amortising stepping down trimming down trimming back marking down casting down tightening trimming amortizing making cutbacks in qualifying downgrading taking down bringing to an end having no more finishing up wearing out completing coming to a close drawing to a halt coming to rest wrapping up stopping dead culminating finishing off getting done reaching a standstill ending up stopping in one's tracks packing it in standing cutting short holding running dry floundering crashing bombing foundering buckling giving stalling tanking yielding crumpling flunking cratering flaming out giving up the ghost ceasing to function running aground stopping working caving in stopping functioning seizing up falling flat biting the dust conking out losing power coming unstuck going belly-up going kaput going phut

Noun

An instance or example of becoming smaller or fewer
decrease decline reduction lessening diminution drop shrinkage abatement contraction cutback diminishing downturn ebb loss lowering curtailment cut discount falling off wane waning decrement dent depletion depression diminishment drop-off dwindling fall falloff slackening downtick subsidence compression condensation constriction decrescence de-escalation striction dying down step down letting up plunge nosedive slump dive crash collapse tumble easing subsiding weakening slowing relaxation fading sinking moderation dying away let-up ebbing fade cessation easing off desisting attenuation dropping away dying out dropping off relenting tailing off cooling off saving petering out tapering off deduction deterioration downswing depreciation descent devaluation downfall dip slide subtraction downslide impoverishment recession retrenchment mitigation downgrade degradation degeneration tempering downtrend softening alleviation plummet markdown assuagement lightening lapse deflation sag dilution deadening restriction decay erosion slash cutting remission degeneracy decadence skid minimization minimizing allowance devolution rollback withdrawal minimising slip deficiency rebate relief phasedown fall-off exhaustion scaling down allaying quelling cushioning palliation appeasement soothing shrinking devaluing mollification failing downgrading limiting dulling trimming extenuation modification limitation economy sapping declension declination slowdown drain attrition declivity detraction removal cutting back down nose dive retardation debit concession docking falling-off trough failure taking away stepping down write-down qualification disinflation difference modulation damping receding downsize placation stilling pacification calming thinning offsetting rarefication curtailing disappearance ruination slowing down precipitation deprivation curbing devitalization weakness enfeeblement debilitation landslide demotion privation flagging undermining regression forfeiture squandering rundown minus dropoff watering down taking the edge off downhill trend shortfall dissipation fading away withering respite expenditure consumption stagnation standstill sweep refluence reflux backflow retroflux pruning slimming lull absorption expending using up use inactivity retrogression chopping debasement axing impairment waste comedown atrophy worsening milking emptying draining paralysis shakeout subduction deletion subdual subjugation pullback slimming down suspension abeyance backsliding bleeding shortening truncation knock-off want low water low tide outward flow abstraction bottom-out amelioration relapse meltdown reverse curb abbreviation guillotine reversal soaking up running down delay release break pause letup interruption steep fall belt-tightening cheapening discounting salami slicing bottom out downer rut blight funk letdown dumps low bottom nose-dive decrease in value lowering in value reduction in value blunting contribution excision write-off taking off dockage payment credit accounting allowance cutting short loss of value blue funk the skids bad times blue devils rainy days bad period knocking off sharp fall slaking

Noun

The dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc
rejection refusal dismissal denial rebuff knock-back no spurning non-acceptance veto abandonment declination disallowance disowning exclusion nay nonacceptance turndown brushoff eschewal renunciation repudiation bounce casting off denunciation elimination negative nix pass refutation turning down bum's rush cold shoulder hard time no dice no go nothing doing no way the old heave-ho kick in teeth kick in the teeth thumbs down slap in the face disapproval red light prohibition regrets negation snub snubbing cold-shouldering ostracism dissatisfaction smack in the face smack in the eye brush-off contradiction repulse disclaimer slight disavowal dissent rebuttal disaffirmation abnegation forswearing renouncement opposition repulsion disaffirmance defiance retraction silent treatment put down refutal adjuration cut disproof non placet abjuration discouragement knockback dismissing renegement rejecting repudiating nonconsent declension refusing controversion refraining gainsaying negative response protestation disregard abstaining noncommittal kiss-off withholding disfavor discountenancing go-by ban proscription noncompliance disfavour interdiction writ reversal forbidding enjoinment insult disconfirmation denegation counterstatement contravention confutation retractation rebuke the elbow dispute conflict statement abnegation lack of acceptance forsaking elbow dissension statement pooh-poohing against choice iciness aloofness coldness unacceptance resistance objection contradictoriness disappointment reverse failure withdrawal humiliation spurn recusancy contrariness affront disclaiming begrudging deprivation abstention traversal indifference neglect inattention relinquishment disacknowledgement giving up casting aside refusal to acknowledge negativity demurral counteraction declinature defeat check reprimand

Noun

Accumulating damage to macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs with the passage of time

Antonym of declining

declining Idiom, Proverb

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