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Synonyms for deterioration
de·te·ri·o·ra·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deterioration

    Alloy may be either some admixture of baser with precious metal, as for giving hardness to coin or the like, or it may be a compound or mixture of two or more metals. Adulteration, debasement, and deterioration are always used in the bad sense; admixture is neutral, and may be good or bad; alloy is commonly good in the literal sense. An excess of alloy virtually amounts to adulteration; but adulteration is now mostly restricted to articles used for food, drink, medicine, and kindred uses. In the figurative sense, as applied to character, etc., alloy is unfavorable, because there the only standard is perfection.

    Synonyms:
    admixture, adulteration, alloy, debasement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deterioration, impairmentnoun

    a symptom of reduced quality or strength

    Synonyms:
    constipation, stultification, worsening, harm, disablement, disability, declension, handicap, impairment, deadening, damage, decline in quality

  2. deterioration, decline in quality, declension, worseningnoun

    process of changing to an inferior state

    Synonyms:
    fall, downslope, declivity, declination, worsening, decline in quality, declension, impairment, descent, decline

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. deteriorationnoun

    Synonyms:
    debasement, degradation, depravation, degeneracy, degenerateness, vitiation, perversion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deteriorationnoun

    Synonyms:
    decline, degeneration, retrogression, vitiation, corruption, debasement

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How to use deterioration in a sentence?

  1. Jalel Harchaoui:

    Although none of the foreign sponsors behind Haftar is likely pleased with the dramatic deterioration, they have no option but to continue backing him, they have been concentrating most of their bets on one key figure for almost half a decade. This cannot be walked back overnight.

  2. Sam Bullard:

    We don't think it will detract from the possibility that the Fed is considering a September rate hike, only if we saw ominous signs of a deterioration elsewhere in the data.

  3. David Beasley:

    Because of Covid, conflict, economic deterioration, the numbers of people marching to the brink of starvation has spiked to now about 13 to 14 million people.

  4. Zhengsheng Zhong:

    All of the index categories showed signs of deterioration, with employment falling back into contraction territory after three consecutive months of growth.

  5. Marc Fernich:

    There's been substantial deterioration over a long period of time, but all of that said, he's always been a pretty strong fellow and I would say that, given what he's facing, he's baring up admirably, better than anyone would have the right to expect, despite evident deterioration.


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