Synonyms of sinking


1. sinking, descent

usage: a descent as through liquid (especially through water); "they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic"

2. sinking, decrease, lessening, drop-off

usage: a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength); "after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market"; "he could not control the sinking of his legs"

3. sinking, sinking feeling, anxiety

usage: a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension; "with a sinking heart"; "a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach"


1. sink, drop, drop down, change posture

usage: fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"

2. sink, move, displace

usage: cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

3. sink, pass, lapse, move

usage: pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"

4. sink, settle, go down, go under, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

5. sink, subside, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"

6. dip, sink, decline

usage: appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

7. slump, fall off, sink, drop

usage: fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"

8. slump, slide down, sink, collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder

usage: fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"

9. bury, sink, implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant

usage: embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"

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