wilting Definition

to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower; to lose strength, vigor, assurance, etc..

Using wilting: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "wilting" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The flowers are wilting in the hot sun.

  • Example

    Her confidence began to wilt under the pressure of the competition.

  • Example

    The team's performance wilted in the second half of the game.

wilting Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for wilting

Phrases with wilting

  • to gradually disappear or decline until nothing is left


    The company's profits began to wilt away due to poor management.

  • to lose confidence or strength when faced with a difficult situation


    The athlete wilted under the pressure of the Olympic finals.

  • to fail to develop or reach maturity due to neglect or lack of attention


    The project wilted on the vine due to a lack of funding and support.


Summary: wilting in Brief

'Wilting' [ˈwɪltɪŋ] refers to the process of becoming limp and drooping, often due to heat or lack of water. It can also describe losing strength or confidence, as in 'Her confidence began to wilt under the pressure of the competition.' 'Wilt' is often used in phrases like 'wilt away,' meaning to gradually disappear, and 'wilt under pressure,' meaning to lose confidence in a difficult situation.