What is the opposite of thriving?

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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
Opposite of having the ability to produce financial growth or gain
“This is an unprofitable business and some big decisions will need to be made soon on its future.”
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 strong, healthy, and full of energy
Adjective
Opposite of in the process of growing
“Burning this important resource enslaves the farmer to a cycle of increasing fertilizer use and decreasing productivity.”
Adjective
Opposite of having achieved a goal or state of prosperity
“Countless successful people have repeatedly demonstrated that a failed venture need not deter anyone from trying again.”
Adjective
Opposite of teeming with plant and animal 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 producing a surplus
Adjective
Opposite of growing luxuriantly or profusely
Adjective
Opposite of circulating quickly
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“They all saw Dawn as their sworn enemy, which made for an uncomfortable weekend away for me because I was now seen as a traitor.”
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.”
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
(of plants or species) Opposite of the process of maturation
“The withering of plants can be accelerated through the use of herbicide.”
Noun
Opposite of the condition of being prosperous or of having good fortune
“There was a tremendous impression of oneness that held us all together, despite whatever political fate or misfortune had befallen us.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to grow strongly and vigorously
“His state of mind would continue to deteriorate in the face of adversity.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be in, or to improve in, health and fitness
“He was significantly undernourished and would struggle on a daily basis.”
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