Definition of declination
- moral declination
there's been a declination in basic civility in our society
congressional declinations of cabinet appointments have been relatively infrequent, most senators believing that the president is entitled to pick his own advisors
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
abatement, decrease, decrement, de-escalation, deflation, diminishment, diminution, dip, downslide, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, falloff, loss, lowering, reduction, sag, shrinkage, slip, slump;
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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