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Synonyms for decline

Synonyms for (noun) decline

Synonyms: declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall Definition: a downward slope or bend

Similar words: slope, side, incline Definition: an elevated geological formation Usage: he climbed the steep slope; the house was built on the side of a mountain

Synonyms: decay, decline Definition: a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current

Similar words: decrease, decrement Definition: a process of becoming smaller or shorter

Synonyms: decline, diminution Definition: change toward something smaller or lower

Similar words: decrease, decrement Definition: a process of becoming smaller or shorter

Synonyms: declination, decline Definition: a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state

Similar words: condition, status Definition: a state at a particular time Usage: a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations

Synonyms for (verb) decline

Synonyms: worsen, decline Definition: grow worse Usage: Conditions in the slum worsened

Similar words: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: go down, decline, wane Definition: grow smaller Usage: Interest in the project waned

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper

Synonyms: refuse, decline Definition: show unwillingness towards Usage: he declined to join the group on a hike

Similar words: respond, react Definition: show a response or a reaction to something

Synonyms: decline Definition: inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"

Similar words: inflect Definition: change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language

Synonyms: decline, correct, slump Definition: go down in value Usage: the stock market corrected; prices slumped

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again

Synonyms: decline Definition: go down Usage: The roof declines here

Similar words: drop Definition: to fall vertically Usage: the bombs are dropping on enemy targets