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Synonyms for degenerate
dɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪt; -ər ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    interwoven, interlacing, interlocking, interlinking

    Antonyms:
    simple

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

    grow worse

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

  3. debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast(adj)

    unrestrained by convention or morality

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. degenerate

    Synonyms:
    deteriorate, grow worse, retrograde

    Antonyms:
    recover, improve, mend, advance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. degenerate(v. n.)

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

  2. degenerate(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. degenerate(v)

    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. Peter Drucker:

    Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

  3. Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu:

    It is not the young people that degenerate they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.

  4. 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.

  5. Václav 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 master plan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.

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Translations for degenerate

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  • منحطArabic
  • израждам се, дегенерирал, дегенерирам, изроденBulgarian
  • entartenGerman
  • degeneroitua, degeneroidaFinnish
  • dégénérerFrench
  • meathlaighIrish
  • rach bhuaitheScottish Gaelic
  • מנווןHebrew
  • elfajultHungarian
  • degenerarIdo
  • degenerareItalian
  • pūwhenua, tauheke, pouāwai, tipuhekeMāori
  • degenerat, degenerować sięPolish
  • degenerat, degenera, degradat, degradaRomanian
  • выродившийся, испорченный, вырождаться, дегенерат, опустившийся, ухудшившийся, вырожденный, дегенерировать, выродокRussian

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