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Synonym of Falling

Falling Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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Synonyms and related words:
cascading, collapsing, coming apart, cracking, crumbling, dangling, decadent, deciduous, declined, declining, declivate, declivitous, declivous, decurrent, degenerate, dependent, depending, descendant, descending, deteriorating, dipping, disintegrating, down, down-reaching, downcoming, downfalling, downgoing, downgrade, downhill, downsinking, downward, draining, drooping, dropping, dwindling, ebbing, effete, fading, failing, falling loosely, flagging, flowing, fragmenting, going to pieces, hanging, hung, languishing, marcescent, on the descendant, on the downgrade, pendent, pending, pendulant, pendular, penduline, pendulous, pensile, pining, plummeting, plunging, regressive, retrograde, retrogressive, sagging, setting, shriveling, sinking, sliding, slipping, slumping, submerging, subsiding, suspended, swinging, tabetic, tottering, tumbledown, waning, wasting, weeping, wilting, withering, worsening


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1. suddenly losing an upright position; "they ran from the falling tree"; "a falling wall crushed the car"
(antonym) standing, upright
(similar) toppling
2. decreasing in amount or degree; "falling temperature"
(similar) decreasing
3. becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes"
(antonym) rising
(similar) down(a)
4. coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"
(synonym) dropping
(similar) descending(a)


1. the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
(synonym) autumn
(hypernym) season, time of year
(part-meronym) Indian summer, Saint Martin's summer
2. a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
(synonym) spill, tumble
(hypernym) slip, trip
(hyponym) wipeout
3. a downward slope or bend
(synonym) descent, declivity, decline, declination, declension, downslope
(hypernym) slope, incline, side
(hyponym) downhill
4. a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall from virtue"
(hypernym) sin, sinning
5. a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"
(synonym) downfall
(antonym) rise
(hypernym) weakening
(hyponym) anticlimax
6. a movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides"
(antonym) rise, rising, ascent, ascension
(hypernym) change of location, travel
(derivation) descend, go down, come down
7. the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
(synonym) capitulation, surrender
(hypernym) loss
8. the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
(synonym) twilight, dusk, gloaming, nightfall, evenfall, crepuscule, crepuscle
(hypernym) hour, time of day
(hyponym) night
(part-holonym) evening, eve, eventide
9. when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
(synonym) pin
(hypernym) victory, triumph
(hyponym) takedown
(part-holonym) wrestling match
10. a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
(synonym) drop
(hypernym) descent
(hyponym) free fall
(derivation) fall down
11. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
(synonym) drop, dip, free fall
(hypernym) decrease, decrement
(hyponym) correction
(derivation) decrease, diminish, lessen

1. descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
(verb-group) precipitate, come down
(derivation) faller
2. move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
(synonym) descend, go down, come down
(antonym) rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
(hyponym) prolapse
(see-also) collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder
3. pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost her work"
(hypernym) change state, turn
(hyponym) fall in love
(see-also) fall for
4. come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"
(synonym) come
(hypernym) be
5. fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
(synonym) precipitate, come down
(hyponym) rain, rain down
(entail) condense, distill, distil
6. suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
(hypernym) fail, go wrong, miscarry
(derivation) capitulation, surrender
7. decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
(synonym) decrease, diminish, lessen
(hypernym) change magnitude
(hyponym) break
(derivation) drop, dip, free fall
8. die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
(hypernym) die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass
9. touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
(synonym) shine, strike
(hypernym) happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
10. be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"
(hypernym) yield
(derivation) capitulation, surrender
11. occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
(hypernym) happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
12. yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
(derivation) Fall
13. lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
(hypernym) leave office, quit, step down, resign
(derivation) capitulation, surrender
14. to be given by assignment or distribution; "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the yougest student"
(verb-group) light
15. move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward"
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
16. be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"
(hypernym) be
17. lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"
18. to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
19. come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
(synonym) accrue
(hypernym) change hands
(verb-group) light
20. fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
(synonym) light
(hypernym) return, pass, devolve
(verb-group) accrue
21. be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
(synonym) return, pass, devolve
(hypernym) change hands
(hyponym) light
(verb-group) accrue
22. slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
(hypernym) slope, incline, pitch
(derivation) descent, declivity, decline, declination, declension, downslope
23. lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"
(synonym) fall down
(hypernym) change posture
(derivation) spill, tumble
24. drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
(hypernym) change posture
(verb-group) fall down
(derivation) spill, tumble
25. fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
(synonym) hang, flow
26. assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
(hypernym) change
27. be cast down; "his eyes fell"
(hypernym) change
28. come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
(hypernym) issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress
29. be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon"
(hypernym) be born
30. begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away"
(hypernym) get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
31. go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"
(hypernym) disappear, vanish, go away
(verb-group) descend, settle
32. come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
(synonym) descend, settle
(hypernym) come

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