What is another word for worsen?

Synonyms for worsen
ˈwɜr sənwors·en

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term worsen.

Wiktionary

  1. worsenverb

    Antonyms:
    improve

  2. worsenverb

    Antonyms:
    improve

  3. worsenverb

    Antonyms:
    improve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. worsen, declineverb

    grow worse

    "Conditions in the slum worsened"

    Synonyms:
    wane, reject, refuse, exasperate, pass up, turn down, aggravate, slump, go down, correct, exacerbate, decline

    Antonyms:
    meliorate, better, ameliorate, improve, amend

  2. worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperateverb

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"

    Synonyms:
    infuriate, incense, decline, exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate

    Antonyms:
    improve, meliorate, amend, ameliorate, better

Matched Categories

Editors Contribution

  1. disimprove

    to make worse

    results are worse with the treatment.

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "worsen":

    deteriorate, aggravate, exacerbate, deterioration, escalate

How to pronounce worsen?

How to say worsen in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1847correct
#5615decline
#7367refuse
#8574reject
#13737incense
#18311deterioration
#28323slump
#35337worsen
#37387deteriorate
#37645escalate
#44647exacerbate
#52227wane
#55038aggravate
#120346infuriate
#227873exasperate

How to use worsen in a sentence?

  1. Robert Southey:

    The downgrade shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but it is a major issue for the refinancing, the core banks are in a catch 22, they can't all sell out at their desired price, whilst applying usual lending criteria is fraught with the risk that markets worsen and they are left holding the bag.

  2. Keri Peterson:

    Keep your diet healthy; and don’t resort to soda and sugary foods because that's going to worsen your jet lag symptoms.

  3. Kim Jae Eun:

    Oil money is flowing out as oil producing countries' deteriorating trade balances due to the low oil prices worsen their fiscal balances. They cannot quickly cut fiscal spending.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    ( Bashar al -) Assad is a bad man. Gadhafi was a bad man. Hosni Mubarak had a terrible human rights record. But they were assisting us -- at least Gadhafi and Hosni Mubarak -- in fighting radical Islamic terrorists, if we topple Assad, the result will be ISIS will take over Syria, and it will worsen U.S. national security interests.

  5. Kyrsten Sinema:

    While I continue to support these bills, I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country.


Translations for worsen

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for worsen »

Translation

Find a translation for the worsen synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"worsen." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 25 May 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/worsen>.

Discuss these worsen synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for worsen?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. stringent
    • B. affluent
    • C. flush
    • D. indifferent

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for worsen: