Definition of mouldering:
deteriorating (part of speech: verb)
- going downhill,
- getting worse,
- falling apart,
And what was left now of all those hopes, those strivings, those fiery energies, save here and there in some old- world churchyard a few scratches upon a stone, and perchance a handful of dust in a mouldering coffin?- "Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life", Arthur Conan Doyle.
In the openings which time and violence have made, a distant grove of cypresses discover themselves; springing from heaps of mouldering ruins, relieved by a clear transparent sky, strewed with a few red clouds.- "Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents", William Beckford.
- "Pictures of Sweden", Hans Christian Andersen.