Definition of declension:
- A falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay; as, the declension of virtue, of science, of a state, etc.
- Act of courteously refusing; act of declining; a declinature; refusal; as, the declension of a nomination.
- Inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., according to the grammatical cases.
- Rehearsing a word as declined.
- The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope.
- The form of the inflection of a word declined by cases; as, the first or the second declension of nouns, adjectives, etc.
extraction, downslope, nightfall, declination, line of descent, bloodline, dusk, impairment, diminution, atrophy, decline in quality, capitulation, dec, decay, fall, pin, stock, dip, gloaming, line, origin, decadence, crepuscule, stemma, surrender, filiation, deterioration, twilight, descent, drop, ancestry, celestial latitude, decline, pedigree, worsening, tumble, declivity, gloam, better, downfall, crepuscle, blood, free fall, lineage, parentage, spill, regrets, degeneration, blood line, evenfall, degeneracy, autumn.
- "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
The " wealth of either Ind" sparkles upon her hand, or glitters upon her attire: and if the sun of her beauty be somewhat verging towards its declension, it sets with a glow which reminds her old acquaintance of the splendour of its noon- day power.- "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
According to all appearances we might now have expected the continuance of this rigorous weather for weeks to come, since every night increased in severity; but behold, without any apparent cause, on the 1st of February a thaw took place, and some rain followed before night; making good the observation above, that frosts often go off as it were at once, without any gradual declension of cold.- "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.