What does withering mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term withering:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrophy, withering(adj)

    any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

  2. annihilative, annihilating, devastating, withering(adj)

    wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction

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

  3. annihilating, devastating, withering(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


  1. withering(Adjective)

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

    The D-Day troops came under withering fire.

  2. withering(Adjective)

    Diminishing rapidly.

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

  3. withering(Adjective)

    Tending to make someone feel small.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Withering

    of Wither

  2. Withering(adj)

    tending to wither; causing to shrink or fade


  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

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