Synonyms of withering


1. atrophy, withering, weakening

usage: any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)


1. shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"

2. fade, wither, disappear, vanish, go away

usage: lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"


1. annihilative, annihilating, devastating, withering, destructive (vs. constructive)

usage: wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"

2. annihilating, devastating, withering, disrespectful (vs. respectful)

usage: making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert

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