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synonyms for droops

  • dangle
  • sag
  • slouch
  • wilt
  • wither
  • bend
  • decline
  • depress
  • diminish
  • drop
  • fade
  • fail
  • faint
  • flag
  • lean
  • loll
  • lop
  • settle
  • sink
  • sling
  • slump
  • subside
  • suspend
  • weaken
  • fall down
  • let down

antonyms for droops

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  • bloom
  • ascend
  • complete
  • continue
  • finish
  • grow
  • improve
  • increase
  • rise
  • straighten
  • strengthen
  • inflate
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How to use droops in a sentence

Every rag of bunting, from the tiny streamer of the fishing-boat to the great flag of ships of war, droops against the mast.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
All your little Rose asks is the right to an occasional Wednesday matinée when business droops like a sick oleander.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
An oak and an elm-tree stand beside, And behind doth an ash-tree grow, And a willow from the bank above Droops to the water below.
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
She droops not; and her eyes rising so high, might be hidden by distance.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 356, JUNE, 1845VARIOUS
Alas, how the intellect droops in its attempt to measure or comprehend the infinite!
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 16, NO. 97, NOVEMBER, 1865VARIOUS
It is not so easy to handle as the colour of the pelt, the length of the tail, the ear that droops or stands erect.
MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
At eleven, in school, he can no longer keep his eyes open, and his head droops on his breast.
CUORE (HEART)EDMONDO DE AMICIS
Below the lines, where the ground droops away toward the river, the oddly shaped, deeply-vallied Wood of Authuille begins.
THE OLD FRONT LINEJOHN MASEFIELD
The curved trunk droops, but the eyes are wide open and the ears are slightly lifted.
STILL JIMHONOR WILLSIE MORROW
The sweet Soul droops like a wilted lily under even its slight weight.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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