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What is the opposite of thriving?

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Opposite of having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
Opposite of full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
Opposite of in a good physical or mental condition
“Stupidity isn't the same as being ill, but stupidity can convince you that it's the same thing.”
Opposite of producing a surplus or profitable
Opposite of having the ability to produce financial growth or gain
“This is an unprofitable business and some big decisions will need to be made soon on its future.”
Opposite of bringing wealth and success
“After yet another unsuccessful venture, he felt like the American dream was eluding him.”
(of vegetation) Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
Opposite of in the process of growing
“Burning this important resource enslaves the farmer to a cycle of increasing fertilizer use and decreasing productivity.”
Opposite of circulating or augmenting in scope rapidly
Opposite of growing luxuriantly or profusely
Opposite of happening or developing gradually or in stages
“The other boat suddenly came to an abrupt halt, amid much cursing and shouting from its wetsuited skipper and his drysuited mate.”
(of businesses or enterprises) Opposite of an increase in market share and reach
“The decline of the company was rapid after several competitors began to encroach on its market share.”
(of plants or species) Opposite of the process of maturation or development
“The withering of plants can be accelerated through the use of herbicide.”
Opposite of the condition of being prosperous or of living a prosperous life
“There was a tremendous impression of oneness that held us all together, despite whatever political fate or misfortune had befallen us.”
Opposite of a return to prosperity in the economy of a country
Opposite of the health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group
Opposite of present participle for to grow strongly and vigorously
“His state of mind would continue to deteriorate in the face of adversity.”
Opposite of present participle for to be in, or to improve in, health and fitness
“He was significantly undernourished and would struggle on a daily basis.”
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