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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. 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.

  2. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.

  3. Pythagoras:

    It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.

  4. William Shakespeare, "Antony and Cleopatra", Act 2 scene 2:

    Age cannot wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety.

  5. 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...


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  • صعقArabic
  • pansir, musteir, marcirCatalan, Valencian
  • sesypat se, vadnout, vyschnout, usychat, ochromit, zhroutit se, scvrknout se, uvadatCzech
  • visneDanish
  • vertrocknen, welken, verwelken, verdorrenGerman
  • μαραίνομαι, μαραίνω, παθαίνω μαρασμόGreek
  • velkiEsperanto
  • marchitar, decaerSpanish
  • kuihduttaa, jäykistyä, jähmettyä, lakastua, lakastuttaa, kuihtuaFinnish
  • faner, flétrirFrench
  • murchar, muchar, rechumir, mirrarGalician
  • elhervad, elszárad, elhervaszt, kiszárít, elfonnyad, elszárítHungarian
  • թառամելArmenian
  • essiccare, appassire, avvizzire, inaridire, inaridirsi, raggrinzireItalian
  • 枯れるJapanese
  • 시들다Korean
  • çilmisandin, çilmisînKurdish
  • венеамMacedonian
  • verschrompelenDutch
  • murchar, mirrarPortuguese
  • ofili, veștejiRomanian
  • завя́нуть, со́хнуть, засо́хнуть, вя́нуть, увяда́ть, увя́нутьRussian
  • sahnuti, venutiSerbo-Croatian

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