decreasing (part of speech: verb)
decreasing, eroding, draining, deducting, abating, dwindling, depleting, decrementing, concentrating, compressing, shortening, lowering, dying down, truncating, abridging, contracting, deflating, curtailing, lessening, subsiding, receding, compacting, abbreviating, diminishing
hesitating (part of speech: verb)
diminishing (part of speech: verb)
flinching (part of speech: verb)
irresolute (part of speech: adjective)
shy, uncertain, ambivalent, undecided, shifty, watery, inconsistent, hesitant, dillydallying, infirm, spineless, indecisive, irresolute, irresponsible, vacillating, unsure, insipid, flitting, yellow, weak, impulsive, capricious, volatile, changeable, erratic, double-minded, unwilling, shilly-shally, unresolved, halfhearted, fly-by-night, tentative, fickle, undependable
avoiding (part of speech: verb)
contracting (part of speech: verb)
losing (part of speech: verb)
- At the end of a few minutes, though, she recovered, and, shrinking from Mellersh, she looked round. - "The Master of the Ceremonies", George Manville Fenn.
- A few of them stepped a little out of the line, and stamped to shake off the cold; but all the rest remained motionless, shrinking into themselves, and closer together. - "Short Stories and Essays From "Literature and Life"", William Dean Howells.
- Bat Scanlon shifted his eyes from the threatening figure of Fenton, and the shrinking one of the nurse; upon the stairs, coming slowly down, her loose dressing- gown held about her by one slim hand, was Mary Burton. - "Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist", John T. McIntyre.