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Synonyms for degradation
ˌdɛg rɪˈdeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. degradation, debasement(noun)

    changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

    debasement, adulteration, abasement, abjection

  2. abasement, degradation, abjection(noun)

    a low or downcast state

    "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken

    humiliation, debasement, abasement, abjection

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. degradation(n.)

    dishonor, disgrace, humiliation

  2. degradation(n.)

    deterioration, abasement, debasement, degeneracy, degeneration, decline, vitiation, perversion

  3. degradation(n.)

    (Geol.) wearing away (of rocks, &c.)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. degradation(n)

    abasement, debasement, disgrace, humiliation

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  1. Tin Shwe:

    We are stuck in the middle of their fight, there has been no improvement of our lives over the past two years, only degradation. Only trouble.

  2. Alice James:

    One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The degradation of own thinking starts happening the day the passion becomes the profession.

  4. Olive Schreiner:

    A little weeping, a little wheedling, a little self-degradation, a little careful use of our advantages, and then some man will say .Come, be my wife! With good looks and youth marriage is easy to attain. There are men enough; but a woman who has sold herself, even for a ring and a new name, need hold her skirt aside for no creature in the street. They both earn their bread in one way. Marriage for love is the most beautiful external symbol of the union of souls; marriage without it is the least clean traffic that defiles the world.

  5. Victor Hugo:

    So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation which, in the midst of civilization, artificially creates a hell on earth, and complicates with human fatality a destiny that is divine; so long as the three problems of the century - the degradation of man by the exploitation of his labour, the ruin of women by starvation and the atrophy of childhood by physical and spiritual night are not solved; so long as, in certain regions, social asphyxia shall be possible; in other words and from a still broader point of view, so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, there should be a need for books such as this.”

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  • انحطاطArabic
  • понижаване, упадък, падение, деградацияBulgarian
  • DegradierungGerman
  • η υποβάθμισηGreek
  • rappeutuminen, heikentyminen, pilaantuminen, alennustila, rappioFinnish
  • dégradationFrench
  • անկումArmenian
  • declínio, degeneração, deterioraçãoPortuguese
  • degradare, înjosire, deteriorare, retrogradare, stricareRomanian
  • разжалование, деградация, падение, понижение, упадокRussian
  • சீரழிவுTamil
  • 降解Chinese

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