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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "descent":

    ancestry, filiation, parentage, origin, lineage, progeny, downhill, offspring, alighting, descendant, pedigree, strain, affiliation, raid, ascendancy

How to pronounce descent?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say descent in sign language?

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How to use descent in a sentence?

  1. John Dryden:

    The gates of Hell are open night and day Smooth the descent, and easy is the way But, to return, and view the cheerful skies In this, the task and mighty labor lies.

  2. Mitchelton Scott rider Van Vleuten:

    It was unbelievable. With 300 meters to go I still thought I would get second and then I saw her dying. To win like this... it was a tough ride, but beautiful `, the gap going into the descent was really small and Anna is also a really good descender, but I always keep believing and keep on thinking that anything is possible and never give up. That was really important today.

  3. Adam Hashem:

    I was at the gym yesterday while the shooting was taking place and all the TVs were showing that footage and all I could keep thinking to myself is 'God, I hope they don't have any Eastern descent, not just Middle Eastern, anything we'd associate with a Muslim', we're all worried. We're all concerned.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage, i am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent. The American justice system relies on fair and impartial judges. All judges should be held to that standard. I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial, but, based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial.

  5. 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.


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