(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. (physical withdrawal) recession, receding, retirement, withdrawal, retrocession, departure; retreat, flight (see escape); regression, regress, recoil.
2. (financial slowdown) depression, slowdown, temporary setback, hard times, decline, shakeout, bear market. Informal, slump. See deterioration.
1. recede, retrocede, regress, retire, withdraw; go [back]; move back, away, from, or off, sheer off; avoid; shrink, ebb, wane; drift or fade away, stand aside; fall back, recoil; retreat, run away, flee.
2. decline, slow down. Informal, slump.
Adjectives — recessive, receding, recedent; retiring, in retreat, retreating; ebbing, waning.
Quotations — Recession is when your neighbor loses his job; depression is when you lose yours (Anon.).
Antonyms, see approach, progression.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A retreat]
Syn. withdrawal, collapse, return, reversal; see retreat 1 .
2. [An economic decline]
Syn. slump, economic downturn, slowdown; see bankruptcy , depression 3 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
receding, withdrawal, retreat, reversal, regression, decline, downturn, slump, hard times, economic slowdown, depression.
ANT.: progression, advance, growth, boom times
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A period of decreased business activity and high unemployment: depression, slump. See RICH.

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