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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrophy, witheringadjective

    any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

  2. annihilative, annihilating, devastating, witheringadjective

    wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction

    "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"

  3. annihilating, devastating, witheringadjective

    making light of

    "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert

Wiktionary

  1. witheringadjective

    Tending to destroy, devastate, overwhelm or cause complete destruction.

    The D-Day troops came under withering fire.

  2. witheringadjective

    Diminishing rapidly.

    The playboy seemed oblivious to his withering fortune as he continued in his decadent lifestyle.

  3. witheringadjective

    Tending to make someone feel small.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Withering

    of Wither

  2. Witheringadjective

    tending to wither; causing to shrink or fade

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of withering in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of withering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of withering in a Sentence

  1. Anaïs Nin:

    Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.

  2. Alfred A. Montapert:

    Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.

  3. Jack Froese:

    We haven’t had much rain to speak of and the crop is withering.

  4. Michael Page:

    Any brutal torture of Saudi women activists would show no limit to the Saudi authorities' campaign of wanton cruelty against critics and human rights activists, any government that tortures women for demanding basic rights should face withering international criticism, not unblinking Michael Page and UK support.

  5. George Kostyrko:

    The governor's executive order calls on every Californian to help save water during this drought and it specifically includes limiting car washing and making sure to wash with recycled water, all over the state many Californians are rising to the challenge and there's always more conservation work to be done, George Kostyrko said. Unlike many commercial car washes, the county's facilities do not use recirculated water, The Daily News said. The supervisors declined to answer questions from The Daily News about the car washing. County public information officers and representatives for Garcetti had no immediate comment when contacted by Reuters. California is in its fourth year of a withering drought that has killed 12.5 million trees, forced farmers to fallow a half-million acres of land and left mountains bereft of snow that melts to replenish streams and reservoirs. Garcetti's.

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