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Synonyms for worsen
ˈwɜr sən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worsen, decline(verb)

    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, exasperate(verb)

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"

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

    Antonyms:
    improve, meliorate, amend, ameliorate, better

Wiktionary

  1. worsen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    improve

  2. worsen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    improve

  3. worsen(verb)

    Antonyms:
    improve

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

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How to use worsen in a sentence?

  1. Pramila Jayapal:

    An expanded Muslim Ban will worsen our relationships with countries around the world. It wont do anything to make our country safer. It will harm refugees, alienate our allies and give extremists propaganda for recruitment.

  2. Carlos Melo:

    If things worsen, the pressure will increase.

  3. President Fernandez:

    We ask ourselves sometimes 'is the United States ready to allow the bilateral relations between it and Argentina to worsen for a man they all say has no importance, no strategic value for the United States'.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The accusations and blames do not support, to reach any solution, but worsen the level of affairs. The wise way is that prove it if you are right rather ugly sayings.

  5. Katsutoshi Kawano:

    My sense is that this trend will continue into the future where China will go beyond the island chain in the Pacific, so if anything, I would believe that the situation will worsen.


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