1. withering

adjective. ['ˈwɪðɝɪŋ'] wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction.


  • destructive
  • annihilating
  • annihilative


  • harmless
  • neutral
  • positive
  • courteous

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Rhymes with Withering

  • slithering
  • dithering

Sentences with withering

1. Noun, singular or mass
Excessive amounts of salt can injure the plants at the cellular level, causing withering.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Weeds prosper while more desirable varieties are withering in the heat of summer or during droughts.

3. Adjective
Avoid pruning away any withering foliage as these leaves may rejuvenate.

Quotes about withering

1. But then, life is a constant withering of possibilities. Some are stolen with the lives of people you love. Others are let go, with regret and reluctance and deep, deep sorrow. But there is compensation for lives unlived in the intoxicating joy of knowing that the life you have - right here, right now - if the one you have chosen. There is power in that, and hope.
- Emily Maguire, Taming the Beast

2. Maybe I should have gone into politics. If you were a political activist, election season brought moments of intensity, whichever side you were on, and meanwhile here I was inarguably withering away,
- Michel Houllebecq

2. withering

adjective. ['ˈwɪðɝɪŋ'] making light of.


  • annihilating
  • devastating


  • reverent
  • modest
  • unsarcastic

3. withering

noun. ['ˈwɪðɝɪŋ'] any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use).


  • weakening


  • inoffensive
  • rise