Pronunciation of Decaying
/dɪkˈe͡ɪɪŋ/, /dɪkˈeɪɪŋ/, /d_ɪ_k_ˈeɪ_ɪ_ŋ/
Synonyms for Decaying:
Other synonyms and related words:
descent, rotten, deterioration, enfeeblement, scrubby, shoddy, bedraggled, sleazy, weather-beaten, ratty, dingy, broken-down, ill-smelling, degeneration, mangy, lessening, rundown, declension, overripe, debilitation, decline, decrepit, shabby, tattered, decadent, ramshackle, decay, dying, aging, seedy, threadbare, dilapidated, weakening, faded, down-at-heel, tatty, scruffy.
spoiling, Crumbling, Disintegrating, Collapsing, decomposing, deteriorating.
Sense 2 (noun)
wilting, falling apart, sliding, going downhill, waning, lapsing, regressing, Slumping, reverting, tergiversating, mouldering, Dilapidating, declining, sinking, ebbing, retrogressing, slipping, relapsing, getting worse, atrophying, deteriorating, worsening, downgrading, Collapsing, withering, fading.
Usage examples for Decaying:
- A knowledge of this definite quantitative relationship should help us to appreciate the possibilities of decaying organic manures in the important matter of making plant food available, including potassium, calcium and magnesium as well as phosphorus and nitrogen. - "The Farm That Won't Wear Out", Cyril G. Hopkins.
- We passed down the avenue, thickly strewn with decaying leaves, along the winding lane, and through the gate which led up to Ive's Head Hill. - "Mr. Marx's Secret", E. Phillips Oppenheim.