waning

waning
Synonyms and related words:
aging, at rest, calm, cloistered, coming apart, contractive, cool, cracking, crumbling, decadent, declining, decreasing, decrescendo, decrescent, degenerate, deliquescent, deteriorating, diminishing, diminuendo, disintegrating, doting, draining, drooping, dwindling, dying, ebbing, effete, even-tenored, fading, failing, falling, flagging, fragmenting, getting on, going to pieces, growing old, halcyon, hushed, impassive, isolated, languishing, lessening, marcescent, moldering, on the wane, pacific, peaceable, peaceful, pining, placid, quiescent, quiet, receding, reductive, regressive, reposeful, reposing, restful, resting, retiring, retreating, retrograde, retrogressive, secluded, senescent, sequestered, sequestrated, sheltered, shrinking, shriveling, sinking, sliding, slipping, slumping, smooth, still, still as death, stillish, stilly, stoic, stolid, subsiding, tabetic, tranquil, unagitated, undisturbed, unmoved, unperturbed, unruffled, unstirring, untroubled, wasting, wilting, withering, worsening

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  • Waning — Wan ing, n. The act or process of waning, or decreasing. [1913 Webster] This earthly moon, the Church, hath fulls and wanings, and sometimes her eclipses. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waning — index attrition, decrease, old Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • waning — O.E. wanunge, wonunge, from wanian (see WANE (Cf. wane)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • waning — 1. adjective /ˈweɪ.nɪŋ/ a) Becoming weaker or smaller. his waning strength b) Especially of the lunar phase as it shrinks when viewed from the Earth. the waning moon 2. noun /ˈweɪ.nɪŋ/ …   Wiktionary

  • Waning — Wane Wane, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Waned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waning}.] [OE. wanien, AS. wanian, wonian, from wan, won, deficient, wanting; akin to D. wan , G. wahnsinn, insanity, OHG. wan, wana , lacking, wan?n to lessen, Icel. vanr lacking, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waning — I noun a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent (Freq. 1) the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious the waxing and waning of the moon • Ant: ↑waxing • Derivationally related forms: ↑wane …   Useful english dictionary

  • waning — un·waning; waning; …   English syllables

  • waning — adj. Waning is used with these nouns: ↑moon …   Collocations dictionary

  • waning gibbous — adjective More than half full in phase, but growing smaller. See Also: gibbous, wane, waning crescent …   Wiktionary

  • waning — adj. diminishing (moon); declining; ebbing, subsiding, dwindling; approaching the end (of life, a period, etc.) weɪn n. decreasing in brightness (of the moon); descent, lessening; approaching of the end (of a period of life, etc.) v. diminish;… …   English contemporary dictionary

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