What is the opposite of flourishing?

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Adjective
Opposite of having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
Adjective
Opposite of full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
Adjective
Opposite of in a good physical or mental condition
“Stupidity isn't the same as being ill, but stupidity can convince you that it's the same thing.”
Adjective
(of countryside) Opposite of green with grass or other rich vegetation
Adjective
Opposite of producing a surplus or profitable
Adjective
Opposite of strong, healthy, and full of energy
Adjective
Opposite of bringing wealth and success
“After yet another unsuccessful venture, he felt like the American dream was eluding him.”
Adjective
(of vegetation) Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
Adjective
Opposite of in the process of growing
Adjective
Opposite of having life
“After the creature was dead, Vinue turned to look at the guild leaders, at which point they explained to me that the next part of the test would begin.”
Adjective
Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
Adjective
Opposite of growing luxuriantly or profusely
Adjective
Opposite of circulating quickly
Adjective
Opposite of in the process of developing
“Donne's earliest poems showed a developed knowledge of English society coupled with sharp criticism of its problems.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or developing gradually or in stages
“The other boat suddenly came to an abrupt halt, amid much cursing and shouting from its wetsuited skipper and his drysuited mate.”
Adjective
Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
“Bohemian Waxwings breed in open areas and edges of boreal forests, often in places with sparse tree cover above brushy understory.”
Adjective
Opposite of full of life and vigor
“After a successful operation, she was discharged and went home, but naturally, she was in a debilitated state.”
Adjective
Opposite of fresh in one's memory
“He had a vague recollection of hitting the water and being dragged under by the weight of his clothing.”
Adjective
Opposite of teeming with plant or natural life
“It is said that this area was barren in its early beginnings, but its founder cultivated it to become a viable territory.”
Adjective
Opposite of in an acceptable state or position
“Conditions are poor right now, but we are hopeful of some impending improvement.”
Noun
(of plants or species) Opposite of the process of maturation
“The withering of plants can be accelerated through the use of herbicide.”
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 the way in which something progresses or develops
Verb
(of a living organism) Opposite of present participle for to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way
“Most herbs wither quickly, so there's not much time to make use of them if you've bought or picked a whole bunch.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to develop or progress rapidly and successfully
“Profits will likely decline if we do not extend our opening hours.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to wave (something) about, especially to attract attention
“Previously, men had tarried just long enough to plant the banner of their expedition before retreating from their humbling vantage point.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to draw attention to something, usually by waving it
“Why did he feel like a small child fighting the urge to hide his sword every time the old man looked in his direction?”
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