Thesaurus.com
synonyms
  • definitions

decay

see definition of decay
  • nounbreaking down, collapse
  • verbdeteriorate, crumble
Relevance ranks synonyms and suggests the best matches based on how closely a synonym’s sense matches the sense you selected.
Relevance
A-Z
Length
-
+

Synonyms for decay

noun breaking down, collapse
  • blight
  • corrosion
  • decomposition
  • degeneration
  • deterioration
  • disintegration
  • disrepair
  • extinction
  • impairment
  • rot
  • adulteration
  • atrophy
  • caries
  • consumption
  • crumbling
  • decadence
  • decline
  • decrease
  • decrepitude
  • degeneracy
  • depreciation
  • dilapidation
  • dissolution
  • downfall
  • dying
  • fading
  • failing
  • gangrene
  • mortification
  • perishing
  • putrefaction
  • putrescence
  • putridity
  • putridness
  • rotting
  • ruin
  • ruination
  • rust
  • senescence
  • spoilage
  • spoilation
  • wasting
  • withering
  • wasting away

Antonyms for decay

  • building
  • development
  • growth
  • improvement
  • ascent
  • construction
  • increase
  • morality
  • rise
  • flourish
  • germination
  • ripening
  • strength
  • strengthening
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to decay

ate

verb. erode, wear away; use up
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
  • PREVIOUS
  • NEXT