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declension

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of declension

  1. 1 a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body a noticeable declension of the fitness of the baseball players over the winter Synonyms of declension debilitation, decay, decaying, decline, degeneration, descent, deterioration, ebbing, enfeeblement, weakeningWords Related to declension atrophy; exhaustion; drooping, flagging, limping; regression, relapse, setbackNear Antonyms of declension invigoration, strengthening; progress; rejuvenation, rejuvenescenceAntonyms of declension comeback, improvement, rally, recovery, recuperation, rehabilitation, revitalization, snapback

  2. 2 a change to a lower state or level a declension in her acting career from leading roles to cameos eventually Synonyms of declension decadence, decline, declination, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, dégringolade, descent, deterioration, devolution, downfall, downgrade, ebb, eclipse, fallWords Related to declension dark age, nadir, sunset; decay, rotting, spoiling; breakup, crumbling, decomposition, disintegration, dissolution; abasement, debasement; depreciation, lessening; decimation, demolishment, demolition, desolation, destruction, havoc, ruin, ruination; abatement, decrease, decrement, de-escalation, deflation, diminishment, diminution, dip, downslide, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, falloff, loss, lowering, reduction, sag, shrinkage, slip, slumpNear Antonyms of declension advancement, development, evolution, growth; blossoming, flourishing, flowering; renewal, restoration, revitalization; heightening; accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, enhancement, gain, increase, increment, raise, supplementAntonyms of declension ascent, rise, upswing

  3. 3 a downward slope from this region to the seacoast there's a gentle declension of the landscape Synonyms of declension decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, downhill, fall, hang, hangingWords Related to declension basin, depression, hollowNear Antonyms of declension glacis, grade, gradient, hill, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, tiltAntonyms of declension acclivity, ascent, rise, upgrade, uphill, uprise



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