Synonyms for sinking

Synonyms for (noun) sinking

Synonyms: sinking

Definition: a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)

Usage: after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market; he could not control the sinking of his legs

Similar words: decrease, drop-off, lessening

Definition: a change downward

Usage: there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided; there was a sharp drop-off in sales

Synonyms: sinking

Definition: a descent as through liquid (especially through water)

Usage: they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic

Similar words: descent

Definition: a movement downward

Synonyms: sinking, sinking feeling

Definition: a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension

Usage: with a sinking heart; a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach

Similar words: anxiety

Definition: a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

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