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Synonyms for debasementde·base·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. debasement

    Alloy may be either some admixture of baser with precious metal, as for giving hardness to coin or the like, or it may be a compound or mixture of two or more metals. Adulteration, debasement, and deterioration are always used in the bad sense; admixture is neutral, and may be good or bad; alloy is commonly good in the literal sense. An excess of alloy virtually amounts to adulteration; but adulteration is now mostly restricted to articles used for food, drink, medicine, and kindred uses. In the figurative sense, as applied to character, etc., alloy is unfavorable, because there the only standard is perfection.

    Synonyms:
    admixture, adulteration, alloy, deterioration

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adulteration, debasementnoun

    being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating

    Synonyms:
    adulteration, degradation

  2. degradation, debasementnoun

    changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

    Synonyms:
    adulteration, degradation, abasement, abjection

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. debasementnoun

    Synonyms:
    deterioration, vitiation, adulteration, perversion

  2. debasementnoun

    Synonyms:
    abasement, degradation, humiliation, depravation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. debasementnoun

    Synonyms:
    degradation, abasement, deterioration, vitiation, depravation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "debasement":

    humiliation

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How to use debasement in a sentence?

  1. Henry Stimson:

    We must never forget, that under modern conditions of life, science, and technology. All war has been greatly brutalized, and that no one who joins in it, even in self-defense, can escape becoming also in a measure brutalized. Modern war cannot be limited in its destructive method and the inevitable debasement of all participants… A fair scrutiny of the last two World Wars makes clear the steady intensification of the weapons and methods employed by both, the aggressors and the victors. In order to defeat the Japanese aggression, we were forced, as Admiral Nimitz has stated, to employ a technique of unrestricted warfare, not unlike that which 25 years ago was the proximate cause of our entry into World War I. In the use of strategic air power the Allies took the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Germany and Japan…. We as well as our enemies have contributed to the proof that the central moral problem is war and not its methods, and that a continuance of war will in all probability end with the destruction of our civilization.

  2. David Pilgrim:

    There are many stories told in the Jim Crow Museum, but none are as horrible as these tales. The idea of using the skins of black people to make purses, shoes, belts, and other products is, of course, disgusting to contemporary Americans; however, there was a time—not so long ago—when the debasement of black Americans was so nearly complete that one could read about the skin of a black person being tanned in the same newspaper that reported the previous day’s baseball box scores.

  3. Peter Boockvar:

    People are trying to get protection from the debasement of their dollars. They want to be in things with limited supply and that have the perception of value in the eyes of many.

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