1. not growing or changing; without force or vitality
  2. being on the point of death; breathing your last; “a moribund patient”
  1. (of a person) at the point of death on examination she was moribund and dehydrated

(of a thing) in terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigor the moribund commercial property market



  1. the patient was moribund

Similar Words: dying expiring on one's deathbed near death near the end at death's door breathing one's last fading fast sinking fast not long for this world failing rapidly on one's last legs in extremis with one foot in the grave

Opposites: thriving recovering

  1. the country's moribund shipbuilding industry

Similar Words: declining in decline on the decline waning dying stagnating stagnant decaying crumbling atrophying obsolescent on its last legs on the way out

Opposites: flourishing