Synonyms of decaying in English:


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1‘the decaying bodies of fish filled the pond’


decomposing, decomposed, rotting, rotten, putrescent, putrid, bad, off, spoiled, spoilt, perished

mouldy, mouldering, festering, fetid, stinking, smelly, rancid, rank

maggoty, worm-eaten, wormy, flyblown

2‘Liverpool was a visibly decaying city’


declining, degenerating, dying, waning, crumbling, collapsing

run down, broken-down, tumbledown, ramshackle, shabby, battered, decrepit

in decline, on the decline, in ruins, in disrepair, in a state of disrepair, falling apart, falling to pieces

informal on its last legs, on the way out