descending (part of speech: verb)
deteriorating (part of speech: verb)
degenerating, dilapidating, sinking, falling apart, fading, going downhill, collapsing, mouldering, putrefying, slumping, worsening, regressing, ebbing, slipping, relapsing, getting worse, wilting, downgrading, retrogressing, sliding, tergiversating, waning, withering, reverting, atrophying, lapsing, decaying
avoiding (part of speech: verb)
aging (part of speech: verb)
refusing (part of speech: verb)
regressive (part of speech: adjective)
regressing (part of speech: verb)
- She sat down and wrote a correct little note declining the offer. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
- The power of Spain had, during many years, been declining. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- All improvements had ceased:- many persons were out of employment; industry was declining; trade was at a low ebb; the mechanics were grumbling, and four mercantile houses had failed. - "Quodlibet", John P. Kennedy.