What is the opposite of boom?

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Noun
Opposite of a loud, deep, resonant sound
“Living in an atmosphere as near noise-free as any on earth, they could hear a soft murmur across a clearing the size of a football field.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of increasing or expanding in amount, value or size
“The researchers think this lessening of friction may occur among the grains in granular flows, such as snow cascading down a mountainside.”
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Opposite of a period of prosperity or economic growth
“Williams' one worry is that budget politics may put a crimp in the market down the road, especially if there is a prolonged economic recession.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden loud, sharp noise
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Opposite of a loud and typically discordant noise or sound
Noun
Opposite of an increase in quantity, size, or degree
Noun
Opposite of a loud, deep resounding noise
Noun
Opposite of the intensified severity of or in something
“A tremendous good coming from biotechnology will be the alleviation of human misery through progress in medicine.”
Noun
(of businesses or enterprises) Opposite of an increase in market share and reach
“The decline of the company was rapid after several competitors began to encroach on its market share.”
Noun
Opposite of a rich mine or vein of silver or gold
Noun
Opposite of the condition of being prosperous or of living a prosperous life
“There was a tremendous impression of oneness that held us all together, despite whatever political fate or misfortune had befallen us.”
Noun
Opposite of a dull, heavy sound, such as that made by an object falling to the ground
Noun
Opposite of high birthrate
Noun
Opposite of the triggering of a bomb or explosive device
“Even though the disarming of bombs is a highly technical skill, the hazards inherent in this kind of work are similar to the hazards of firefighting.”
Verb
Opposite of to develop, increase or grow rapidly
“Following 1933, school expenditures again began to increase, and for the first time in the history of Pittsburgh, average daily attendance began to decline.”
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Opposite of to prosper or be successful
“If you fail to assume the responsibility, your business will bust before it booms.”
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Opposite of to say in a loud, deep, resonant voice
“The poor jester did not dare to go near anybody else, so he would whisper persuasively in the King's ear.”
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Opposite of to cause a sound to carry and have an echo effect
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Opposite of to make or cause to make a loud, harsh sound
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Opposite of to grow strongly and vigorously
“His state of mind would continue to deteriorate in the face of adversity.”
Verb
Opposite of to be exceptionally proficient in an activity or subject
“He had the perfect physique to be a professional athlete, which was so ironic considering his innate ability to fail at every sport he played.”
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Opposite of to make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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Opposite of to shout something with a deep loud roar
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Opposite of to burst or shatter violently and noisily
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Opposite of to make a sudden loud noise
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Opposite of to explode or cause to explode
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Opposite of to detonate, or cause to detonate, from, or using, an explosive
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Opposite of to become trendy or fashionable
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Opposite of to make a clear resonant or vibrating sound
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Opposite of to make, or cause to make, a sudden sharp or explosive sound
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by prosperity or affluence
“It was a slow year for the business and the reason why the cash equivalent assets increased is that the stock inventory of unsold products from the previous year rolled forward to this year.”
Adjective
Opposite of bringing wealth and success
“After yet another unsuccessful venture, he felt like the American dream was eluding him.”
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