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Synonyms for deteriorate
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deteriorate(verb)

    become worse or disintegrate

    "His mind deteriorated"

    Synonyms:
    drop, devolve, degenerate

    Antonyms:
    recuperate, convalesce, recover

  2. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate(verb)

    grow worse

    "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

    Synonyms:
    unload, leave out, dribble, send packing, drop off, return, drop down, sink, drip, degenerate, overleap, strike down, throw, cast, fell, cut down, put down, neglect, fall, devolve, expend, dismiss, set down, flatten, pass, swing, shake off, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, miss, pretermit, cast off, send away, shed, omit

    Antonyms:
    recuperate, recover, convalesce

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deteriorate

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

    Antonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

Editors Contribution

  1. nerf

    the term in gaming ones, as slang, to make it weaker or worse

    there is a nerf to the skills in-game.

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deteriorate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impair, make worse

  2. deteriorate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    degenerate, grow worse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deteriorate(v)

    Synonyms:
    decline, degenerate, retrograde, corrupt, vitiate, debase, degrade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    worsen, degrade, aggravate

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How to use deteriorate in a sentence?

  1. Confucius:

    If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.

  2. Joe Schwieterman:

    Washington Metro has become a problem child ... of U.S. metro systems. What was once the pride (of the U.S. system) seems to be allowed to deteriorate to an embarrassing extent.

  3. Dominick Stillhart:

    The situation continues to deteriorate, and the longer it lasts the more fragmentation will occur. Yemen has replaced Syria as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, health services are down, water and sanitation systems have been severely affected. There are difficulties importing fuel.

  4. Libby Mills:

    Local produce has less time to deteriorate and lose nutrients compared with conventional produce.

  5. Joe Schwieterman:

    Washington Metro has become a problem child ... of U.S. metro systems, what was once the pride (of the U.S. system) seems to be allowed to deteriorate to an embarrassing extent.


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