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Synonyms for degenerate
dɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪt; -ər ɪtde·gen·er·ate

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. degenerate

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, grow worse, retrograde

    Antonyms:
    recover, improve, mend, advance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerateadjective

    a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

    Synonyms:
    deviant, pervert, deviate

    Antonyms:
    moral

  2. debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fastverb

    unrestrained by convention or morality

    "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"

    Synonyms:
    luxuriant, loyal, sporting, quick, profuse, riotous, debauched, devalued, lush, extravagant, fast, dissolute, turbulent, libertine, truehearted, card-playing, disruptive, debased, tumultuous, betting, degraded, fast(a), flying, troubled, dissipated, exuberant, spendthrift, profligate, immobile, prodigal, firm

    Antonyms:
    moral

  3. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerateverb

    grow worse

    "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

    Synonyms:
    unload, leave out, dribble, send packing, drop off, return, drop down, sink, drip, 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:
    moral

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. degenerateverb

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, decline, decay, become worse, grow worse

  2. degenerateadjective

    Synonyms:
    inferior, mean, base, corrupt, fallen, degenerated

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. degenerateverb

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, retrograde, decline

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "degenerate":

    degenerated, geek, pervert

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How to use degenerate in a sentence?

  1. Hamadou Saley:

    We can protest peacefully to show our disapproval but things can only degenerate if authorities unjustly employ brutal force.

  2. Vaclav Havel:

    Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary masterplan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.

  3. John Walsh:

    Mets fans are more degenerate.

  4. John Adams:

    [D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt:

    I am delighted to have you play football. I believe in rough, manly sports. But I do not believe in them if they degenerate into the sole end of any one's existence. I don't want you to sacrifice standing well in your studies to any over-athleticism and I need not tell you that character counts for a great deal more than either intellect or body in winning success in life. Athletic proficiency is a mighty good servant, and like so many other good servants, a mighty bad master.


Translations for degenerate

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  • منحطArabic
  • дегенерирам, изроден, дегенерирал, израждам сеBulgarian
  • entartenGerman
  • degeneroitua, degeneroidaFinnish
  • dégénérerFrench
  • meathlaighIrish
  • rach bhuaitheScottish Gaelic
  • מנווןHebrew
  • elfajultHungarian
  • degenerarIdo
  • degenerareItalian
  • tipuheke, pūwhenua, tauheke, pouāwaiMāori
  • degenerat, degenerować sięPolish
  • degenera, degrada, degenerat, degradatRomanian
  • вырождаться, вырожденный, испорченный, дегенерировать, ухудшившийся, опустившийся, дегенерат, выродок, выродившийсяRussian

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