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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use) adj. - Wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; Making light of.

Usage examples (33)
  • Verb (used without object) : The grapes had withered on the vine
  • He described the ceremony, which he felt rewarded box-office appeal over artistry, in withering terms:
  • Bobbie afterwards described as withering glances of gloomy despair.
  • Augusta regarded me with what could only be called a withering glare. for more
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