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Synonyms for wither
ˈwɪð ərwith·er

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wither

    Die, to go out of life, become destitute of vital power and action, is figuratively applied to anything which has the appearance of life.

    Where the dying night-lamp flickers.

    Tennyson Locksley Hall st. 40.

    An echo, a strain of music, a tempest, a topic, an issue, dies. Expire (literally, to breathe out) is a softer word for die; it is used figuratively of things that cease to exist by reaching a natural limit; as, a lease expires; the time has expired. To perish (literally, in Latin, to go through, as in English we say, "the fire goes out") is oftenest used of death by privation or exposure; as, "I perish with hunger," Luke xv, 17; sometimes, of death by violence. Knowledge and fame, art and empires, may be said to perish; the word denotes utter destruction and decay.

    Synonyms:
    cease, decease, decline, depart, die, expire, fade, perish

    Antonyms:
    be born, be immortal, begin, come into being, come to life, exist, flourish, grow, live, rise again, rise from the dead, survive

    Preposition:
    To die of fever; by violence; rarely, with the sword, famine, etc. (Ezek. vii, 15); to die for one's country; to die at sea; in one's bed; in agony; die to the world.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wither

    Synonyms:
    shrivel, dry, collapse, shrink, blast, blight

    Antonyms:
    swell, grow, freshen, luxuriate, wanton, refresh, expand, develop

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherverb

    wither, as with a loss of moisture

    "The fruit dried and shriveled"

    Synonyms:
    shrink, wince, shrivel, fade, flinch, recoil, shrivel up, squinch, quail, contract, reduce, funk, cringe

  2. fade, witherverb

    lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

    "Her bloom was fading"

    Synonyms:
    melt, languish, evanesce, shrivel, fade, pass off, shrivel up, fleet, shrink, blow over, pass

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. witherverb

    Synonyms:
    shrivel, dry, dry up, lose freshness

  2. witherverb

    Synonyms:
    waste, decay, droop, languish, pine away, waste away

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wither":

    wilt

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How to use wither in a sentence?

  1. John Peter Altgeld:

    Freedom of thought and freedom of speech in our great institutions are absolutely necessary for the preservation of our country. The moment either is restricted, liberty begins to wither and die...

  2. Bill Gross:

    They should, but their September meeting language must be so careful, that 'one and done' represents an increasing possibility – at least for the next six months, the Fed is beginning to recognize that 6 years of zero bound interest rates have negative influences on the real economy – it destroys historical business models essential to capitalism such as pension funds, insurance companies, and the willingness to save money itself. If savings wither then so too does its Siamese Twin – investment – and with it, long-term productivity, the decline of which we have seen not just in the U.S. but worldwide.

  3. John Steinbeck:

    The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the town lets wither a time and die.

  4. Brian Jacobsen:

    I think we’ll see some healthy consolidation take place, some may wither on the vine, but technology has improved to make it profitable to extract at a lower price point than last year. As a result, we’ll probably see some opportunistic buying.

  5. Doris Meissner:

    The refugee resettlement agency infrastructure in United States is absolutely starving for resources and for skilled staff, because it was allowed to wither on the vine during the last four years.

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  • صعقArabic
  • musteir, marcir, pansirCatalan, Valencian
  • uvadat, scvrknout se, sesypat se, vadnout, vyschnout, usychat, ochromit, zhroutit seCzech
  • visneDanish
  • verdorren, verwelken, vertrocknen, welkenGerman
  • μαραίνομαι, παθαίνω μαρασμό, μαραίνωGreek
  • velkiEsperanto
  • marchitar, decaerSpanish
  • jäykistyä, jähmettyä, kuihduttaa, lakastua, lakastuttaa, kuihtuaFinnish
  • flétrir, fanerFrench
  • mirrar, murchar, muchar, rechumirGalician
  • elfonnyad, elszárít, kiszárít, elszárad, elhervaszt, elhervadHungarian
  • թառամելArmenian
  • avvizzire, inaridirsi, raggrinzire, appassire, inaridire, essiccareItalian
  • 枯れるJapanese
  • 시들다Korean
  • çilmisîn, çilmisandinKurdish
  • венеамMacedonian
  • verschrompelenDutch
  • murchar, mirrarPortuguese
  • ofili, veștejiRomanian
  • увя́нуть, засо́хнуть, завя́нуть, увяда́ть, со́хнуть, вя́нутьRussian
  • venuti, sahnutiSerbo-Croatian

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