aging, at rest, calm, cloistered, coming apart, contractive, cool, cracking, crumbling, decadent, declining, decreasing, decrescendo, decrescent, degenerate, deliquescent, deteriorating, diminishing, diminuendo, disintegrating, doting, draining, drooping, dwindling, dying, ebbing, effete, even-tenored, fading, failing, falling, flagging, fragmenting, getting on, going to pieces, growing old, halcyon, hushed, impassive, isolated, languishing, lessening, marcescent, moldering, on the wane, pacific, peaceable, peaceful, pining, placid, quiescent, quiet, receding, reductive, regressive, reposeful, reposing, restful, resting, retiring, retreating, retrograde, retrogressive, secluded, senescent, sequestered, sequestrated, sheltered, shrinking, shriveling, sinking, sliding, slipping, slumping, smooth, still, still as death, stillish, stilly, stoic, stolid, subsiding, tabetic, tranquil, unagitated, undisturbed, unmoved, unperturbed, unruffled, unstirring, untroubled, wasting, wilting, withering, worsening
age, oldness, old age, advanced age, golden years, senility, senescence, years, anility, gray hairs, climacteric, grand climacteric, declining years, decrepitude, hoary age, caducity, superannuation, second childhood, second childishness, dotage, vale of years, decline of life, sear and yellow leaf, threescore years and ten, green old age, ripe age, longevity, time of life, seniority, eldership, elders, firstling, doyen, father, primogeniture, geriatrics, nostology, aged, old, elderly, geriatric, senile, matronly, anile, in years, ripe, mellow, run to seed, declining, waning
, past one's prime, gray, gray-headed, hoar, hoary, venerable, time-worn, antiquated, passe, effete, decrepit, superannuated, advanced in life, advanced in years, stricken in years, wrinkled, marked withthe crow's foot, having one foot in the grave, doting, like the last of pea time, older, elder, eldest, senior, firstborn, turned of, years old, of a certain age, no chicken, old as Methuselah, ancestral, patriarchal, gerontic, give me a staff of honor for my age, bis pueri senes, peu de gens savent elre vieux, plenus annis abiit plenus honoribus, old age is creeping on apace, slow-consuming age, the hoary head is a crown of glory, the silver livery of advised age, to grow old gracefully, to vanish in the chinks that Time has made.
contraction, reduction, diminution, decrease of size, defalcation, decrement, lessening, shrinking, compaction, tabes, collapse, emaciation, attenuation, tabefaction, consumption, marasmus, atrophy, systole, neck, hourglass, condensation, compression, compactness, compendium, squeezing, strangulation, corrugation, astringency, astringents, sclerotics, contractility, compressibility, coarctation, inferiority in size, contracting, astringent, shrunk, contracted, strangulated, tabid, wizened, stunted, waning
, neap, compact, unexpanded &c (expand), contractile, compressible, smaller &c (small).