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

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. degenerate

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, grow worse, retrograde

    Antonyms:
    recover, improve, mend, advance

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. degenerateverb

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

  2. degenerateadjective

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

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  1. degenerateverb

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, retrograde, decline

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "degenerate":

    degenerated, geek, pervert

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How to use degenerate in a sentence?

  1. Elias Boudinot:

    Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow.

  2. Christy Smith:

    I’m calling it what it is. Radicalization and violence from extremists is the direct result of people like my opponent @RepMikeGarcia, mr. Pelosi and the family are owed an apology from you Mike. The people of this country deserve better than your abject degenerate politics.

  3. Ziyad Al-Aly:

    We need to get them the treatments they need so this does not degenerate into a much larger crisis, just because of the enormity of COVID in the U.S., the numbers here represent really millions of people.

  4. 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.

  5. Hamadou Saley:

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


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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