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nonindustrial

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agricultural, rural, undeveloped, developing, underdeveloped, unindustrialised, unindustrialized, nonindustrial.
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Correct spelling:
withering
Definition:
Drying up or atrophy of a part.

Synonyms:

adjective
critical
calumniatory, reproachful, Cavillous, Exceptive, nit-picking.
devastating
annihilating, annihilative, destructive.
dying
fated, in extremis, at death's door, at end of rope, giving up the ghost, on last leg, one foot in grave.
overcritical
overcritical, over critical.
painful
aching, acute, aggravating, agonizing, annoying, arduous, biting, bitter, bothersome, burdensome, chafing, cruel, crushing, cutting, disagreeable, distressful, excruciating, grievous, grueling, harrowing, horrendous, hurtful, inflaming, insufferable, irritating, miserable, odious, offensive, oppressive, painful, piercing, severe, smarting, sore, stabbing, stinging, throbbing, troublesome, trying, unbearable, uncomfortable, unpleasant, woeful, wrenching, Besetting, Gnawing, Irksome, tormenting, Cramping, anguishing, Torturing., torturing.
ruinous
ruinous, Wrackful, tumbledown.
shriveling
drooping, fading, shrinking, wilting, Decaying.
noun
disease
blight.
emaciation
anorexia, marasmus, skinniness, tabes, thinness, undernourishment, Boniness, haggardness.
event
atrophy, withering.
gauntness
emaciation.
withering
annihilating, annihilative, atrophy, destructive, devastating, disrespectful.
verb
contracting
compressing, condensing, contracting, shrinking, squeezing, Abbreviating, Abridging, Compacting, deflating.
deteriorating
declining, deteriorating, ebbing, fading, lapsing, mouldering, regressing, relapsing, reverting, sinking, sliding, slipping, waning, wilting, worsening, Decaying, Degenerating, Dilapidating, Slumping, Collapsing, Putrefying, downgrading, atrophying, falling apart, getting worse, going downhill, retrogressing, tergiversating.
drying
draining, emptying, mopping, swabbing, Blotting, Catheterizing, Desiccating, Drying, Evaporating, Parching, Vaporizing, Wiping, Stanching, dehumidifying, dehydrating, pumping out, sucking dry, wringing out.
Examples of usage:
  1. Revenge impatient rose; He threw his blood- stained sword in thunder down, And, with a withering look, The war- denouncing trumpet took, And blew a blast so loud and dread, Were ne'er prophetic sound so full of woe! – The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays by James Russell Lowell
  2. " Huh," sniffed Twaddles with withering indifference, " I guess the rabbits don't know they're any better off!" – Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School by Mabel C. Hawley
  3. Again and again the victorious troops were subjected to withering counter- attacks, and shells fell around them like hail. – Over the Top With the Third Australian Division by G. P. Cuttriss
  4. Do you know, said she, all withering contempt, I had been fool enough to fancy that there was man enough in one or the other of you to spare the innocent women a very distressing quarter of an hour. – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  5. Yet the withering fire of the enemy was telling terribly upon the comparatively small force of the defenders. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux

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