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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?

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How to use descent in a sentence?

  1. Van Vleuten:

    It was not actually planned, I wanted to go hard on the climb, I think that was good for our team, when I came down the descent I had a gap but I thought my team coach might say this is a stupid plan, let the bunch come back. But he said continue. It was a crazy plan.

  2. Michelle Bachelet:

    The data tells us of a devastating impact from Covid-19 on people of African descent, as well as ethnic minorities in some countries, including Brazil, France, the United Kingdom and the United States, in many other places, we expect similar patterns are occurring, but we are unable to say for sure given that data by race and ethnicity is simply not being collected or reported.

  3. Anaxagoras:

    The descent to Hades is the same from every place.

  4. Ban Ki-moon:

    “The international community cannot accept that whole communities are marginalized because of the color of their skin. People of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education. Such fundamental wrongs have a long and terrible history.”

  5. Virgil:

    Oh you who are born of the blood of the gods, Trojan son of Anchises. Easy is the descent to hell the door of dark Dis stands open day and night. But to retrace your steps and come out to the air above, that is work; that is labor.


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