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Decline
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Decline as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 46 answers for the crossword clue 'Decline', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Decline a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Decline as an answer itself some 90 times.

Decline is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Friday, 01 October 2021 with the answer being REFUSE, we also found REFUSE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Change toward something smaller or lower
  • A downward slope or bend
  • Grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
  • Go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
  • Refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
  • A condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
  • Grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
  • Show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
  • A gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
  • Inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
  • Go down; "The roof declines here"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

DIP
A brief swim in water

EBB
The outward flow of the tide

NIX
Command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"

SAG
Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

4 Letters

FADE
Gradually ceasing to be visible

FALL
The act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

SINK
A covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

SLIP
A socially awkward or tactless act

WANE
A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

5 Letters

ABATE
Make less active or intense

DECAY
Fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"

LAPSE chris roberson
A mistake resulting from inattention

LETUP
A pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"

SAYNO

SLIDE
Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

SLUMP
Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"

SPURN
Reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

6 Letters

GODOWN
(in India and Malaysia) a warehouse

LESSEN
Decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

OPTOUT
Choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing; "She copped out when she was supposed to get into the hang glider"

PASSUP
Refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"

RECEDE
Become faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"

REFUSE
Food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

REJECT
Reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"

SAY NO

WORSEN
Grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"

7 Letters

ATROPHY
Any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

CORRECT
Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

DESCENT
The act of changing your location in a downward direction

GOSOUTH

RUNDOWN
A concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)

8 Letters

DIMINISH
Decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

DOWNTURN
A worsening of business or economic activity; "the market took a downturn"

LANGUISH
Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"

TURNDOWN
The act of refusing an offer; "the turndown was polite but very firm"

9 Letters

DECLIVITY
A downward slope or bend

DOWNSLOPE
A downward slope or bend

10 Letters

DECLENSION
A downward slope or bend

DEGENERATE
A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

DIMINUTION
The act of decreasing or reducing something

11 Letters

DECLINATION
A polite refusal of an invitation

DEGRADATION
Changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

DETERIORATE
Grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

GOTOTHEDOGS
Become ruined; "His business went to pot when economy soured"

SENDREGRETS

12 Letters

DEGENERATION
The state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

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