Nouns (3)
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ebb, ebbing, wane
n. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
Verbs (6)
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wane
v. decrease in phase; "the moon is waning"
wane, decrease in phase
v. of the moon
decline, go down, wane
v. grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
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Fuzzynyms (109)
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decay, decline
n. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiency
n. lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
force, forcefulness, strength
n. physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
indentation
n. the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions
crash, collapse
n. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
turkey, bomb, dud
n. an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
bankruptcy, failure
n. inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; "the company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"
die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it
v. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
worsen, decline
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
ebb
v. fall away or decline; "The patient's strength ebbed away"
fade, melt
v. 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"
subside, lessen
v. wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"
bleach, bleach out, decolor, decolour, decolorize, decolourize, decolorise, decolourise, discolorize, discolourise, discolorise
v. remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
fade, wither
v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
waste, waste away, diminish
v. become diminished
slacken, remit
v. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
decrease, lessen, minify
v. make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
reduce
v. destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
relax, unbend
v. make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
fade, wither
v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
slump, fall off, sink
v. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
degrade, cheapen
v. lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
waste, waste away, diminish
v. become diminished
drop
v. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
worsen, decline
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
misfire
v. fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
stagger, flounder
v. walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
flounder
v. behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in college"
stumble, falter, bumble
v. walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
bumble, stutter, stammer, falter
v. speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
crash
v. fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
fail, go wrong, miscarry
v. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
languish, fade
v. become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
deteriorate
v. become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
deprecate, depreciate, vilipend
v. belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
devalue
v. lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting"
stop, halt, block, kibosh
v. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
fade, wither
v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
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Antonyms (7)
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wax, full
v. increase in phase; "the moon is waxing"
increase
v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
wax, increase in phase
v. increase in phase; "the moon is waxing"
increase
v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
grow
v. become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
wane
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