Decline and Lapse


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Decline noun – A gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body.
Lapse is a synonym for decline in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Lapse" instead the word "Decline" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like position, lessen, deteriorate, lessening.
Nearby Words: declined, declining, declination, declinable
Synonyms for Decline


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Lapse noun – A change in status for the worse usually temporarily.
Usage example: the scandal caused the president to suffer a dramatic lapse in popularity

Decline is a synonym for lapse in activity topic. You can use "Decline" instead the word "Lapse" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as slip, deteriorate, expire, backsliding.
Nearby Words: lapsed, lapsing, lapsus
Synonyms for Lapse

How words are described

long long decline long lapse
brief brief decline brief lapse
painful painful decline painful lapse
severe severe decline severe lapse
Other adjectives: serious, slight, moral, major, mental, apparent, subsequent, eventual, recent.
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