deteriorate synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term deteriorate:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deteriorate(verb)

    become worse or disintegrate

    Synonyms:
    drop, devolve, degenerate

    Antonyms:
    recuperate, convalesce, recover

  2. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate(verb)

    grow worse

    Synonyms:
    unload, leave out, dribble, send packing, drop off, return, drop down, sink, drip, degenerate, deteriorate, overleap, strike down, throw, cast, fell, cut down, put down, neglect, fall, devolve, expend, dismiss, set down, flatten, pass, swing, shake off, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, miss, pretermit, cast off, send away, shed, omit

    Antonyms:
    recuperate, recover, convalesce

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deteriorate

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

    Antonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

Editors Contribution

  1. nerf

    the term in gaming ones, as slang, to make it weaker or worse

    there is a nerf to the skills in-game.

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deteriorate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impair, make worse

  2. deteriorate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    degenerate, grow worse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

worsen, degrade, aggravate



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