What is another word for withered?

525 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ wˈɪðəd], [ wˈɪðəd], [ w_ˈɪ_ð_ə_d]

There are several synonyms for the word "withered" that can be used to describe something that has lost vital energy, strength, or freshness. Some of the common synonyms include wilted, faded, dried up, shriveled, droopy, and faded away. Other synonyms are "dehydrated," "shrunken," "decayed," "dried out," and "weathered." Each of these synonyms conveys a unique shade of meaning, emphasizing different aspects of decay and decline. Whether describing a plant that has lost its vitality or a person who has lost their energy, using synonyms for withered can add depth and nuance to your writing.

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What are the opposite words for withered?

The word withered means to lose vitality, freshness or become dry, shrunken or wrinkled. Antonyms for withered are words that express the opposite meaning of withered, such as lush, blooming, thriving, flourishing, growing, budding or thriving. Lush describes an environment with abundant vegetation, while blooming means bursting into flower. Thriving describes something that is doing well and growing, and flourishing refers to something that is flourishing in a prosperous or successful way. Growing implies gaining strength, developing, or maturing, while budding suggests that something is beginning to grow or develop in a promising way. Therefore, using antonyms for the word withered can help to contrast and express a more positive connotation.

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Usage examples for Withered

These Lapps are very shrewd in trade, and are not without plenty of low cunning hidden behind their brown, withered, and expressionless faces.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Although no tears rose to her eyes, the withered face trembled in her agony, and her clasped hands shook in the suffering of her sorrow.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
We ate this as sugar, for no salt had passed over our withered tongues for over a year.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Withered

  • Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.
    Mortimer Adler
  • Nothing makes you feel that you've overstayed your welcome like a flower arrangement that has withered and died.
    Holly Brubach
  • As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
    Chanakya
  • My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
    Robert Frost
  • Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
    Graham Greene

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