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Meaning of WITHERING

Pronunciation:  w'idhuring

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
  2. [adj]  wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"
  3. [adj]  making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
 

WITHERING is a 9 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: annihilating, annihilative, atrophy, destructive, devastating, disrespectful
 
 See Also: weakening

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\With"er*ing\, a.
Tending to wither; causing to shrink or fade. --
{With"er*ing*ly}, adv.

 

 

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