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wors·en·ing

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  1. deterioration, decline in quality, declension, worseningnoun

    process of changing to an inferior state

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

    Antonyms:
    meliorative, amendatory, amelioratory, bettering, remedial, corrective, ameliorative, ameliorating(a)

  2. worseningadjective

    changing something with the result that it becomes worse

    Synonyms:
    deterioration, decline in quality, declension

    Antonyms:
    corrective, meliorative, amelioratory, remedial, amendatory, ameliorative, ameliorating(a), bettering

  3. worseningadjective

    changing for the worse

    "worried by the worsening storm"

    Antonyms:
    bettering, meliorative, ameliorating(a), amelioratory, corrective, ameliorative, remedial, amendatory

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#5615decline
#10997impairment
#11185degradation
#13070descent
#17491widening
#18311deterioration
#24577escalation
#30407deepening
#32085deteriorating
#33235worsening
#38177declination
#38245aggravating
#47656aggravation
#69625exacerbation
#80638exacerbating
#116269downslope
#117527declension
#253199declivity

How to use worsening in a sentence?

  1. Gene Karpinski:

    This victory shows that no one, not even President Trump, is above the law, offshore drilling and the associated threat of devastating oil spills puts coastal economies and ways of life at risk while worsening the consequences of climate change. President Trump wanted to erase all the environmental progress we've made, but we fought back and we won.

  2. Ben Kwong:

    Investors are worrying about the worsening situation of the protests, as it's already hurting retail sales and property market.

  3. Simon MacAdam:

    While the latest data show that the recovery in the US is being supercharged by a combination of fiscal stimulus and relaxation of restrictions, for much of the rest of the world, vaccine setbacks and worsening virus outbreaks will delay economic recoveries, the surge in virus cases in India has grabbed attention in recent weeks, but infections are on the rise in most parts of the world, especially in emerging economies.

  4. Antony Blinken:

    The Russian Federation claims falsely that the international community's sanctions are to blame for worsening the global food crisis. Sanctions are not blocking Black Sea ports, trapping ships filled with food, and destroying Ukrainian roads and railways, russia is.

  5. Rick Rieder:

    The rolling over of the growth rate of corporate profits in recent quarters should feed through to a worsening jobs picture by the back half of 2016.


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