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Synonyms for degradation
ˌdɛg rɪˈdeɪ ʃəndegra·da·tion

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Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 3 votes

  1. degradation, debasementnoun

    changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

    debasement, adulteration, abasement, abjection

  2. abasement, degradation, abjectionnoun

    a low or downcast state

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

    humiliation, debasement, abasement, abjection

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Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. degradationnoun

    dishonor, disgrace, humiliation

  2. degradationnoun

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

  3. degradationnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes

  1. degradationnoun

    abasement, debasement, disgrace, humiliation

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  1. Lewis Mumford:

    Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.

  2. Wolf Blitzer:

    It will be the work of your generation to make sure that this degradation of democracy does not continue -- to see to it that our current flirtation with lawlessness and authoritarianism does not become a heritable trait to be passed down from this presidency.

  3. Jim Dover:

    It's a game changer for us, by coming up with a way to reuse the masks up to 20 times without any degradation, this protocol, it basically moves us from a 25-day supply on hand, up to 400.

  4. Ben Wootliff:

    We tried to force the participants to manage a degradation of their capabilities, and then respond to a cyberattack when they already had staff working from home, had introduced social distancing and were managing potential reputational damage due to their response to the pandemic.

  5. Mohamed Henni:

    The degradation of natural resources will exert an enormous pressure on the food security. This could be aggravated by climate change.

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  • انحطاطArabic
  • понижаване, упадък, деградация, падениеBulgarian
  • DegradierungGerman
  • η υποβάθμισηGreek
  • rappio, rappeutuminen, heikentyminen, pilaantuminen, alennustilaFinnish
  • dégradationFrench
  • անկումArmenian
  • degradatieDutch
  • declínio, degeneração, deterioraçãoPortuguese
  • înjosire, deteriorare, degradare, retrogradare, stricareRomanian
  • деградация, упадок, понижение, падение, разжалованиеRussian
  • nedbrytningSwedish
  • சீரழிவுTamil
  • 降解Chinese

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