Synonyms and related words:
Lissajous figure, alternation, ambling, ambulation, anile, back-and-forth, backpacking, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, collapsing, coming and going, crabbed, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, debilitated, deciduous, declining, declivitous, decrepit, decurrent, deliberate, descendant, descending, dilapidated, doddered, doddering, doddery, down, down-reaching, downcoming, downfalling, downgoing, downhill, downsinking, downward, drooping, dropping, easy, ebb and flow, falling, faltering, feeble, flagging, fluctuation, flux and reflux, foot-dragging, footing, footing it, footwork, fossilized, gentle, gerontal, gerontic, going on foot, gradual, groggy, halting, hiking, hitchhiking, hitching, hobbled, hobbling, hoofing, idle, indolent, infirm, languid, languorous, lazy, legwork, leisurely, limping, lumbering, marching, moderate, mossbacked, moth-eaten, mummylike, on the decline, on the descendant, on the downgrade, on the skids, on the wane, oscillation, palsied, papery-skinned, pedestrianism, pendulation, perambulation, plummeting, plunging, poking, poky, ramshackle, ravaged with age, reciprocation, relaxed, reluctant, rhythmic play, ricketish, rickety, rocky, run to seed, rusty, sagging, sauntering, seesaw, seesawing, senile, setting, shaky, shifting, shriveled, shuffling, sine wave, sinking, slack, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, spidery, spindly, staggering, stricken in years, strolling, submerging, subsiding, teeter, teeter-totter, teeter-tottering, teetering, teetery, tentative, thumbing, thumbing a ride, timeworn, to-and-fro, toddling, tortoiselike, tottery, tramping, treading, trudging, tumbledown, turtlelike, unhurried, unsteady, ups and downs, vacillation, variation, vicissitude, waddling, walking, wavering, weak, wigwag, withered, wizened, wobbly

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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