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Adjective
Intended to make someone feel humiliated
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“Preparing to send Ikeda a withering glower to conceal the sting that throbbed through him after his partner's slight, Shanza jerked in fright instead when he was interrupted.”
Adjective
Shriveling
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Disastrous or destructive
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“The forces were unable to withstand the withering artillery barrages.”
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Vigorously or intensely incisive and critical
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Extremely hot or torrid
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Gradually ceasing to exist or function
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In a life-threatening state of health
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Falling or fallen into ruin
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Marked by harsh, spoken, or written abuse
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Serving to condemn or censure
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Inclined to find fault too readily
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In a dilapidated or disintegrating condition, typically about to fall apart
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Cold, unfriendly, or lacking in emotion
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Noun
The process of organic decay or rotting
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Noun
A gradual and continuous loss of strength, numbers, quality, or value
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The act of making very lean
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The state or process of being desiccated
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The process of becoming smaller in size
Verb
In a period of decrease or decline
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“I feel the last layers of my anger wither away into nothingness.”
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Present participle for to deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
“He's so ugly that his smile makes leaves fall off trees, grass wither and die, and animals flee in terror.”
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Present participle for to decay, decompose or rot
“The pathogen is soil-borne and attacks the roots which wither and rot away.”
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Present participle for to shrivel up or waste away
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“The body might wither and die, but the thing that is the person, the essence, the soul, lives on.”
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Present participle for to dry up, typically withering or shriveling in the process
“The image recalls the pots of flowers planted for Adonis that were allowed to wither in the hot sun on the rooftops.”
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Present participle for to droop from withering
“When the leaves wither down in autumn, cut off the withered stems and leaves.”
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Present participle for to shrink in size, typically due to decay or poor health
“The U.S. dairy industry, thus, would wither and shrink.”
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Present participle for to humiliate (someone) with a scornful look or manner
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“She lowered the key she had been about to insert into the lock and attempted to wither me with a sarcastic smile.”
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(of rain, a crop or supply) Present participle for to be insufficient when needed or expected
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Present participle for to be detrimental to
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Present participle for to set on fire, or to be set on fire
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