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Decline

Synonyms for decline:

Sense 1

letup, wear, dive, slack off, weaken, spiral, tail-off, descend into, erosion, cutback, die down, flatline, seep away, halve, depreciate, ban, drop away, downswing, fall back, debar, ease, downslide, downtrend, downturn, sag, throw out, attrition, strike off, clamp down, slacken.

Sense 2

prohibit, veto, nix, recede, breakdown, rundown, brook, boil over, moderation, boil up, disqualify, mitigation, forbid.

Sense 3

loss, distort, nosedive, fail, fizzle, slip into, languish, crack-up, rot, drop off, fester.

Sense 4

cut out, retrograde, skid, suffer.

Sense 5

deepen.

Sense 7

failure, go.

Sense 8

waste, bar, go off, withdraw, get along.

Sense 14

cut.

age

get along, grow old.

contract

fall away.

decrease

slack off, drop off, die down.

deteriorate

devolve.

die

dilapidate.

go away

wear off.

lessen

de-escalate.

old age

senility.

pine

fall away.

recede

fall back, recede.

refuse

turn away.

waste

waste.

Sense 1 (noun)

crater, dwindle.

decline (noun)

descent, refuse, pass up, diminution, downslope, decay, declivity, turn down, reject, wane, worsen, fall, declension, go down, declination.

decrease (noun)

decrement, drop, cutback.

descent (noun)

slope, comedown, grade, Sidehill, descent.

deterioration (noun)

degeneracy, degeneration, corruption, dilapidation, decadence, retrogression, deterioration, putrefaction.

disappointment (noun)

anticlimax.

lessening (noun)

deterioration, slump, downfall, downturn, worsening, descent, drop, failure, downgrade, dive, degeneracy, lapse, wane, senility, waning, diminution, ebb, decay, backsliding, recession, relapse, degeneration, fall, comedown, abatement.

old age (noun)

senility.

plunge (noun)

nose dive.

process (noun)

diminution.

refusal (noun)

declination.

regression (noun)

Retrogradation, recession, Retrocession, backsliding, regression, throwback.

slowdown (noun)

falloff.

avoid (verb)

elude, avoid, recoil, evade, abstain, skip, circumvent, sidestep, shirk, duck, shrink, dodge, avert, bypass, escape, shun.

change (verb)

worsen.

defy (verb)

disobey.

descend (verb)

plunge, topple, plummet, set, descend, settle, drop, come down, lower, tumble, fall, go down, fall down.

deteriorate (verb)

fall apart, relapse, ebb, fade, putrefy, tergiversate, decay, degenerate, revert, retrogress, lapse, collapse, wane, go downhill, get worse, wither, regress, wilt, slump, worsen, moulder, slip, slide, downgrade, dilapidate, atrophy, sink.

lessen, become less (verb)

fade, go downhill, rot, return, sink, worsen, fail, dwindle, fall off, depreciate, revert, weaken, backslide, abate, lower, shrink, deteriorate, recede, retrograde, degenerate, languish, diminish, subside, settle.

lessening (verb)

abatement.

refuse (verb)

disincline, disagree, repudiate, dismiss, refuse, renounce, repulse, reject, disdain, deny.

regress (verb)

recess, return, backslide.

say no (verb)

reject, spurn, refuse, renounce, avoid, repudiate, bypass, abstain, nix, turn down, deny, dismiss, disapprove.

slacken (verb)

slack down or off or up.

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