Synonyms of wither
1 wiltDictionary • Farmers have watched their crops wither because of the drought.
wilt • The roses wilted the day after she bought them.
decline • Her father's health has declined significantly in recent months.
decay • The work ethic in this country has decayed over the past 30 years.
perish • The rubber lining had perished.
languish • He continues to languish in prison.
droop • Support for him is beginning to droop amongst voters.
2 wasteDictionary • His leg muscles had withered from lack of use.
waste • a cruel disease which wastes the muscles
shrink • The vast forests have shrunk.
shrivel • The plant shrivels and dies.
atrophy • His muscle atrophied, and he was left lame.
3 fadeDictionary • His dream of being a famous footballer withered and died.
fade • After that all her worries faded away.
decline • a declining birth rate
wane • His interest in her began to wane.
4 humiliateDictionary • Mary withered me with a glance.
humiliate • His teacher continually humiliates him in maths lessons.
shame • Her son's affair had humiliated and shamed her.
snub • He snubbed her in public and made her feel an idiot.
mortify • She mortified her family by leaving her husband.
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atrophyIf a muscle or other part of the body atrophies, it decreases in size or strength, often as a result of an illness.
• His muscle atrophied, and he was left lame.
• The work ethic in this country has decayed over the past 30 years.
Thesaurus for wither from the Collins English Thesaurus
(esp of a plant) to droop, wilt, or shrivel up