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decline

noun abatement, act of crumbling, act of dwindling, act of falling away, act of lessening, act of losing ground, act of shrinking, act of slipping back, act of wasting away, act of weakening, act of worsening, atrophy, backkard step, cheapening, collapse, consumption, contraction, corrosion, corruption, decadency, decay, decrease, decrepitude, decurrence, deflation, degeneracy, degeneration, deminutio, depreciation, descent, deterioration, devaluation, dilapidation, diminishing, dissolution, downfall, downgrade, downhill, downtrend, downturn, downward inclination, downward incline, downward trend, drop, ebb, enfeeblement, erosion, failing, fall, falling away, falling-off, gradual crumbling, graddal impairment, lessening, loss, loss of value, lowering, marcescence, pejoration, period of decrease, plunge, recession, regress, regression, relapse, retreat, retroaction, retrogradation, retrogression, reversion, ruin, shrinkage, sinkage, sinking, slump, subsidence, wane
Associated concepts: spoilage, waste

decline

(Fall), verb come down, decay, degenerate, deteriorate, drop, drop in strength, ebb, fall, lapse, stoop, trend downward, wane, wither
Associated concepts: decline in price

decline

(Reject), verb abnegate, abstain, eschew, exxuse oneself, hold back, rebuff, recusare, refuse, refuse to accept, renounce, renueve, repel, repudiate, resist, spurn, turn away, turn down, veto
Associated concepts: decline an appointment, decline to accept an offer
See also: abate, abatement, avoid, caducity, curtailment, damage, decay, decrease, deduction, degenerate, degradation, depreciate, depress, depression, deteriorate, diminution, disavow, disdain, dismiss, disoblige, dissent, ebb, end, evade, expense, expiration, fail, forbear, forgo, forswear, languish, lapse, lessen, lose, loss, rebuff, refrain, refuse, reject, relapse, renounce, repudiate, sacrifice, spurn, subside, termination
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Secondly, on the part of the businessmen, there seems a moral decline as these people who on one hand consider the concept of `adulteration is not kosher.
Just a sad indictment of today's youth and the moral decline of society.
ROME, May 29 (KUNA) -- Italian prime minister Mario Monti called Tuesday for considering the suspension of Italian football competitions for up to three years to heal from corruption and moral decline resulted from repeated match-fixing scandals, triggering anger among clubs' owners.
Vocal about the moral decline in the United States due to liberal social agendas, by the end of his life Falwell could count Sen.
Topics include: religious basis of solidarity, solidarity and cosmopolitanism, moral decline in post-Soviet Ukraine, the tension between liberalism and solidaristic values, and solidarity considered in an evolutionary context.
The Bible clearly shows that social corruption stems from a moral decline, which stems from a spiritual decline.
FORMER Prime Minister Tony Blair has rubbished claims by David Cameron that Britain is in moral decline, accusing the Government of "a muddle-headed analysis" of the summer riots.
Britain, as a whole, is not in the grip of some general moral decline ," he wrote in the Observer newspaper.
IN looking at the reasons for the moral decline society in our society, I hope the irresponsibility, greed and sense of entitlement will not be looked at solely in connection with those who recently rioted and looted.
The decline in religious observance and attendance at worship are a major contributory factor in the social and moral decline of these countries.
Corruption is the result of moral decline and must be eradicated.
And the moral decline of America continues because of it.