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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

How to pronounce descent?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say descent in sign language?

  1. descent

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How to use descent in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Anaxagoras:

    The descent to Hades is the same from every place.

  3. Akram Al Deek:

    Human by nature, German by nationality, Jordanian by birth, Palestinian by descent, and writing in English, I have severe problems answering to the question “Where Are You From?” Such question boxes one within a boundary and asks you to name geographies and places on the geopolitical map of the world whereby it inhales you to be associated with the whereabouts of an accident called birth, or an absent presence that is called History. On the one hand, having to state singular places therefore surely glorifies the triumphalism of geography and cultural borderlines; on the other, it marginalises the celebration of multiple cultural experiences. No singular or brief answer will ever suffice to answer such question. It is rather the transitory metamorphoses throughout various and diverse cultural experiences that count.

  4. Ken Martin:

    A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday the boy was decapitated. Paul Oberhauser told local television station KCTV Paul Oberhauser shoulder restraint busted loose on Paul Oberhauser Verruckt raft July 26. The Nebraska man said The Nebraska man just held on, and a video shot by The Nebraska man wife shows the strap loose at the ride's end. Paul Oberhauser said Paul Oberhauser reported the matter to park workers. Kenneth Conrad, Kenneth Conrad, told WDAF-TV that during Kenneth Conrad trip down the waterslide last year with a friend, the friend's shoulder strap came completely off. Conrad's wife snapped a photo at the end of the ride showing the strap missing, and Kenneth Conrad didn't file a complaint with the park. The park's spokeswoman didn't return messages Tuesday from The Associated Press seeking comment on the claims. In a statement, she said a limited portion of the park will reopen at midday Wednesday. Riders sit in multi-person rafts that begin with the steep drop, followed by a surge up a second hill before a 50-foot descent to a finishing pool. Along the way, riders clutch ropes along the inside of the raft. In early tests, rafts carrying sandbags flew off the slide, prompting engineers to tear down half of the ride and reconfigure some angles. A promotional video about building the slide includes footage of two men riding a raft down a half-size test model and going slightly airborne as it crests the top of the first big hill. Caleb Schwab was in a raft with two adults who were not related to Caleb Schwab when Caleb Schwab was killed on the slide, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s tallest. The other two were treated for facial injuries. Police were investigating the death as a criminal case although police spokesman Cameron Morgan said Tuesday that designation did not mean they suspect foul play. Jon Rust, a professor of textile engineering at North Carolina State University, said the material used on the straps, commonly called hook and loop, isn't designed to keep a person in the seat. It also can get old and degrade with use. It's got to be used in a safe manner, and that doesn't include stopping someone's fall or preventing someone's ejection, Jon Rust said. Ken Martin, Ken Martin, questioned whether the straps were appropriate for what Ken Martin called nothing more than a roller coaster with water. Although Ken Martin has not seen or ridden Verruckt, Martin said a more solid restraint system that fits over the body - similar to those used in roller coasters - may have been better. I think we have a serious issue with the restraint system. Period.

  5. Jim Chilton:

    Entry, descent and landing is not for the faint of heart, make no mistake, we still have something to prove here on entry tomorrow.


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