Nouns (3)
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wane, ebbing, ebb
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"
decrease in phase, wane
v. of the moon
go down, wane, decline
v. grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
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Fuzzynyms (109)
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decline, decay
n. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency
n. lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
strength, forcefulness, force
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
collapse, crash
n. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
dud, bomb, turkey
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"
failure, bankruptcy
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"
snuff it, pop off, drop dead, give-up the ghost, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, pass away, decease, croak, choke, conk, pass, expire, exit, go, perish, die
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"
decline, worsen
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
ebb
v. fall away or decline; "The patient's strength ebbed away"
melt, fade
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"
lessen, subside
v. wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"
discolorise, discolourise, discolorize, decolourise, decolorise, decolourize, decolorize, decolour, decolor, bleach out, bleach
v. remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
wither, fade
v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
waste away, diminish, waste
v. become diminished
remit, slacken
v. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
minify, lessen, decrease
v. make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
reduce
v. destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
unbend, relax
v. make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
wither, fade
v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
fall off, sink, slump
v. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
cheapen, degrade
v. lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
waste away, diminish, waste
v. become diminished
drop
v. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
decline, worsen
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
misfire
v. fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
flounder, stagger
v. walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
flounder
v. behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in college"
bumble, falter, stumble
v. walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
falter, stammer, stutter, bumble
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"
go wrong, miscarry, fail
v. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
fade, languish
v. become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
deteriorate
v. become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
vilipend, depreciate, deprecate
v. belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
devalue
v. lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting"
kibosh, block, halt, stop
v. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
wither, fade
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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full, wax
v. increase in phase; "the moon is waxing"
increase
v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
increase in phase, wax
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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