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READING  スイ、おとろ-える
MEANING  decline
JLPT level N1 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
おとろえ
weakening, emaciation, decline
おとろえる
to become weak, to decline, to wear, to abate, to decay, to wither, to waste away
すいたい
decline, decay
すいび
decline, decadence, ebb tide
せいすい
rise and fall, ups and downs, welfare, vicissitudes
 
Example sentences
衰え
私はやせ衰えて骨と皮ばかりになった。
I wasted away to skin and bone.
 
文明が進むにつれて、詩は殆ど必然的に衰える。
As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
衰える
貿易の活動は最近衰えてきている。
The activity of foreign trade has been declining of late.
衰退
二大文明はゆっくりと衰退した。
Two great civilizations slowly fell into decay.
衰微
近年多くのそれぞれの地方の伝統が衰微してきている。
Many local traditions have fallen into decay in recent years.
 
Lookalikes
 
チュウ 
inmost
 
アイ、あわ-れ、あわ-れむ 
pathetic