What is another word for plummeting?

Pronunciation: [plˈʌmɪtɪŋ] (IPA)

Plummeting is a term commonly used to describe a sudden and drastic decrease in something. However, there are many synonymous words that can be used to describe this phenomenon. Such words include "plunge", "plummet", "fall", "drop", "sag", "slump", "tumble", "decline" and "slide". All of these words have slightly different nuances, but they all suggest a sharp downward movement that is rapid and potentially alarming. Other related words that could be used to describe a similar situation include "crash", "slip", "stumble" and "collapse". Whether used alone or in combination as a description, these words can convey the gravity of a situation that is deteriorating rapidly.

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What are the opposite words for plummeting?

Plummeting, which means to drop or fall rapidly, has numerous antonyms, including soaring, ascending, rising, climbing, and increasing. Soaring denotes an upward movement at an impressive high speed or altitude, whereas ascending refers to a gradual upward climb. Rising is a more general term that could describe either a slow or sudden increase in elevation. Climbing is another word that describes a gradual upward movement, often through the act of scaling. Finally, increasing means to augment or enhance something in terms of size, number or power. All these antonyms of plummeting characterize an upward movement or the absence of a sharp decline.

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Usage examples for Plummeting

Air was screaming outside the plummeting ship.
"The World with a Thousand Moons"
Edmond Hamilton
Undaunted, he tried again, and again it happened-the stone went plummeting.
"The Beginning"
Henry Hasse
The future rushes on like a plummeting roller coaster, and it's hard to see where we're going.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom"
Cory Doctorow

Famous quotes with Plummeting

  • Welcome to Raw Is Jericho! And I am the new millennium for the World Wrestling Federation. Now for those of you who don't know me, I am Chris Jericho, your new hero, your party host, and most importantly, the most charismastic showman to ever enter your living rooms via a television screen. And for those of you who DO know me, well, all hail the Ayatollah of Rock and Roll-a! Now when you think of the new millennium, you think of an event so gigantic that it changes the course of history. You think of a dawning of a new era. In this case, the dawning of a new era in the WWF. Thank you, thank you. And a new era is what this once proud and profitable company sorely needs. What was once a captivating, trend-setting program has now deteriorated into a cliched, let's be honest, boring snoozefest that is in dire need of a knight in shining armor, and that's why I'm here. Chris Jericho has come to save the WWF! Now let's go over the facts. Television ratings, downward spiral; pay-per-view buy-rates, plummeting; mainstream acceptance, non-existent; and reactions of the live crowds, complete and utter silence. And I know why you're silent! You're silent because you're embarrassed to be here. And quite honestly, I'm embarrassed for you. And the reason why you're embarrassed is because of the steady stream of uninteresting, untalented, mediocre "sports entertainers" who you're forced to cheer for and care for. No wonder you're not cheering! You could care less about every single idiot in that dressing room, [indicating The Rock] and especially this idiot in the center of the ring. You people have been led to believe that mediocrity is excellence. Uh-uh. Jericho is excellence. And now for the first time in WWF history, you have a man who can entertain you. You have a man who is good enough for you. You have a man who can make you jump up off your chairs, raise your filthy fat little hands in the air and scream "Go Jericho go! Go Jericho go! Go Jericho go!" Thank you. The new millennium has arrived in the WWF, and now that the Y2J problem is here, this company—from the front-office idiots to all the amateurs in the dressing room, including this one, to everybody watching tonight—will never, ee-e-e-e-() ever be the same... again!
    Chris Jericho
  • Picture this: A mountain splintering the sky like a broken bone, its western precipice plummeting onto jumbled scree.
    Sheri S. Tepper

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