What is another word for moldering?

Pronunciation: [mˈə͡ʊldəɹɪŋ] (IPA)

Moldering is a word that is commonly used to describe an object that is decaying or disintegrating due to age or neglect. Some synonyms for this term include rotting, decomposing, corroding, decaying, and deteriorating. These words can be used interchangeably to describe organic or inorganic matter that is breaking down or falling apart over time. Other related words include putrefying, staining, spoiling, and festering, which can also convey a sense of decay and disrepair. When used in a figurative sense, moldering can also refer to ideas or plans that have become obsolete or outmoded, suggesting a need for rejuvenation or renewal.

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Usage examples for Moldering

Still there were then some cases in which the spirits of some who had been known in that vicinity, and whose bodies were moldering beneath its soil, were both seen and heard.
"Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism"
Allen Putnam
As the procession wound into the church, to the ringing of bells and the chanting of the choir, Odo was struck by the spectacle of that line of witnesses, watching in glassy-eyed irony the pomp and display to which their moldering robes and tarnished insignia seemed to fix so brief a term.
"The Valley of Decision"
Edith Wharton
The place was solemn, grim, gaunt, and moldering, and echoed strangely; but it was empty.
"Put Yourself in His Place"
Charles Reade

Famous quotes with Moldering

  • Out whole civilization was a cemetery where Jesus Christ and Socrates, Mozart and Haydn, Dante and Goethe were but indecipherable names on moldering stones; and the mourners who stood round affecting a pretense of sorrow would give much to believe in these inscriptions which once were holy, or at least to utter one heart-felt word of grief and despair about this world that is no more. And nothing was left them but the embarrassed grimaces of a company round a grave.
    Hermann Hesse

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