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Synonyms for descent
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descent(noun)

    a movement downward

    Synonyms:
    declension, lineage, pedigree, stock, ancestry, stemma, blood, extraction, decline, declination, origin, parentage, downslope, line of descent, declivity, line, blood line, fall, bloodline, filiation

    Antonyms:
    upgrade, climb, ascent, acclivity, raise, rise

  2. origin, descent, extraction(noun)

    properties attributable to your ancestry

    "he comes from good origins"

    Synonyms:
    fall, rootage, parentage, declination, lineage, downslope, root, declension, stock, ancestry, stemma, blood, extraction, decline, declivity, origin, inception, line of descent, line, blood line, pedigree, source, bloodline, origination, filiation, beginning

    Antonyms:
    upgrade, climb, acclivity, raise, rise, ascent

  3. descent(noun)

    the act of changing your location in a downward direction

    Synonyms:
    declension, lineage, pedigree, stock, ancestry, stemma, blood, extraction, decline, declination, origin, parentage, downslope, line of descent, declivity, line, blood line, fall, bloodline, filiation

    Antonyms:
    upgrade, ascent, climb, acclivity, raise, rise

  4. descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation(noun)

    the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

    Synonyms:
    declension, lineage, pedigree, stock, ancestry, stemma, blood, extraction, decline, declination, origin, parentage, downslope, line of descent, declivity, line, blood line, derivation, fall, bloodline, filiation, linage

    Antonyms:
    upgrade, climb, raise, rise, ascent, acclivity

  5. descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope(noun)

    a downward slope or bend

    Synonyms:
    extraction, pin, stemma, crepuscule, parentage, dip, pedigree, gloam, bloodline, twilight, diminution, decline in quality, dec, spill, gloaming, downslope, tumble, regrets, declivity, decay, decline, surrender, worsening, declination, lineage, fall, filiation, autumn, stock, deterioration, evenfall, origin, celestial latitude, line, line of descent, downfall, declension, drop, crepuscle, nightfall, dusk, free fall, ancestry, blood, blood line, capitulation

    Antonyms:
    acclivity, ascent, climb, raise, rise, upgrade

  6. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)

    the descendants of one individual

    "his entire lineage has been warriors"

    Synonyms:
    personal credit line, inception, cable, business, billet, stemma, origination, rakehell, store, beginning, ancestry, filiation, roue, agate line, lineage, crinkle, stock, telephone circuit, declivity, farm animal, linage, seam, inventory, bloodline, root, course, crease, melodic line, air, channel, short letter, production line, job, occupation, assembly line, parenthood, contrast, downslope, gillyflower, birth, product line, livestock, line of work, blood, bank line, line of merchandise, personal line of credit, rake, melody, decline, derivation, strain, neckcloth, dividing line, rootage, transmission line, breed, ocellus, gunstock, line of descent, argumentation, profligate, logical argument, phone line, furrow, rail line, parentage, wrinkle, blood line, melodic phrase, fund, rip, line of business, pedigree, extraction, declination, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, demarcation, subscriber line, line of products, origin, stock certificate, fall, communication channel, caudex, telephone line, credit line, declension, source, broth, line of reasoning, tune, note, simple eye, argument

    Antonyms:
    climb, acclivity, ascent, upgrade, raise, rise

Wiktionary

  1. descent(noun)

    Antonyms:
    ascent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. descent

    Kind is broader than kin, denoting the most general relationship, as of the whole human species in mankind, humankind, etc.; kin and kindred denote direct relationship that can be traced through either blood or marriage, preferably the former; either of these words may signify collectively all persons of the same blood or members of the same family, relatives or relations. Affinity is relationship by marriage, consanguinity is relationship by blood. There are no true antonyms of kin or kindred, except those made by negatives, since strangers, aliens, foreigners, and foes may still be kin or kindred.

    Synonyms:
    affinity, alliance, birth, blood, consanguinity, family, kin, kind, kindred, race, relationship

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. descent(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fall

  2. descent(n.)

    Synonyms:
    declivity, slope

  3. descent(n.)

    Synonyms:
    extraction, derivation, parentage

  4. descent(n.)

    Synonyms:
    attack, assault, incursion, foray, raid, hostile invasion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. descent(n)

    Synonyms:
    descension, incursion, raid, foray, derivation, lineage, extraction, parentage, birth, declivity, slope, decline, dismounting, bathos, escarpment, scarp

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How to use descent in a sentence?

  1. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

    If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.

  2. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.

  3. Electricity Minister Luis Motta:

    It's still going down, but we're slowing the descent in hope rain comes.

  4. Thomas Stecher:

    Our partners assessed the situation early in the morning and there was no danger, if they had doubts, they certainly would not have opened the descent to the valley.

  5. Patricia Matthew:

    I think that what matters is who is nominating, and who's in the room, i also think part of the challenge is not understanding or appreciating the impact of the work that No Black, African, people of African descent, the impact of their work globally.

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