Synonyms for Receding:
backsliding, fleeing, recessive, regressive, retreating.
recession, retiring, backward, fadeout, retreating.
lessening, deflating, dwindling, Abbreviating, Compacting, shortening, Abridging, Deducting, decreasing, subsiding, draining, compressing, diminishing, Truncating, eroding, contracting, abating, decrementing, dying down, Curtailing, lowering, Depleting, shrinking, Concentrating.
regressing, retreating, backsliding, fleeing.
Recurring, relapsing, lapsing.
Usage examples for receding
They had experienced his skill and coolness at Falling Waters; they had seen at Bull Run, while the shells burst in never- ending succession among the pines, the quiet figure riding slowly to and fro on the crest above them; they had heard the stern command, " Wait till they come within fifty yards and then give them the bayonet," and they had followed him far in that victorious rush into the receding ranks of their astonished foe. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson