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