Nouns (11)
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downslope, declivity, declension, declination, decline, fall, descent
n. a downward slope or bend
decline, decay
n. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
declination, decline
n. a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
Verbs (13)
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go down, wane, decline
v. grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
decline, refuse
v. show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
decline
v. inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
decline
v. go down; "The roof declines here"
turn down, pass up, decline, reject, refuse
v. refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
decline
v. refuse to accept invitations sent by e-mail
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Adjectives (0)
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Fuzzynyms (127)
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simplification, reduction
n. the act of reducing complexity
lowering
n. the act of causing to become less
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"
deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency
n. lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"
downfall, fall
n. a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"
fall
n. a movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides"
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"
indentation
n. the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions
waterloo
n. a final crushing defeat; "he met his waterloo"
collapse, crash
n. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
precipice
n. a very steep cliff
abysm, abyss
n. a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)
falls, waterfall
n. a steep descent of the water of a river
wane, ebbing, ebb
n. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
worsening
n. changing something with the result that it becomes worse
want, deficiency, lack
n. the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
failure
n. loss of ability to function normally; "kidney failure"
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"
putrescence, corruption, rottenness, putridness
n. in a state of progressive putrefaction
impairment, deterioration
n. a symptom of reduced quality or strength
drop
v. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
drop
v. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
fade, languish
v. become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
decline, worsen
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
decline, worsen
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
cheapen, degrade
v. lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
deteriorate
v. become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
deteriorate
v. become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
dwindle down, dwindle away, dwindle
v. become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled down"
waste away, diminish, waste
v. become diminished
wither, fade
v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
fall off, sink, slump
v. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
devalue
v. lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting"
decline, refuse
v. show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
vilipend, depreciate, deprecate
v. belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
falter, stammer, stutter, bumble
v. speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
falter, stammer, stutter, bumble
v. speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
misfire
v. fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
misfire
v. fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
desist, refrain, abstain
v. choose not to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
bumble, falter, stumble
v. walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
bumble, falter, stumble
v. walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
shy
v. throw quickly
flounder, stagger
v. walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
flounder, stagger
v. walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
crash
v. fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
settle, subside
v. sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
move back, pull back, draw back, pull away, retire, recede, retreat, withdraw
v. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
turn down, pass up, decline, reject, refuse
v. refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
flounder
v. behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in college"
flounder
v. behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in college"
go wrong, miscarry, fail
v. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
go wrong, miscarry, fail
v. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
subvert
v. destroy completely; "we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis"
kibosh, block, halt, stop
v. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
jib, baulk, balk, resist
v. refuse to comply
Synonyms (4)
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locomote, move, go, travel
v. change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
Antonyms (27)
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upgrade
n. hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
growth, increment, increase
n. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
melioration, improvement
n. a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement"
grow
v. become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
go for, consent, accept
v. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"
jump, derail
v. run off or leave the rails; "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
have, receive
v. get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
have, take, accept
v. receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
take on, take, admit, accept
v. admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
take up, take over, borrow, adopt
v. take up and practice as one's own
take in charge, undertake
v. accept as a charge
decline
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