Meaning of DETERIORATION in English




a falling from a higher to a lower level (as of quality or character)

the deterioration of business during the depression

Synonyms: atrophy, decadence, declension, declination, decline, degeneracy, degeneration, dégringolade, devaluation, devolution, downfall, downgrade, ruin

Related Word: impairment, spoiling; crumbling, decay, decaying, decomposition, disintegration, dissolution, dry rot, rotting; debasement, degradation; depreciation, lessening; dislocation, disruption

Contrasted words: betterment, help; enhancement, heightening, improvement

Antonyms: amelioration


Synonyms: failure 4, declination, decline, ebbing, waning

Contrasted words: convalescence, recovering, recuperation

Antonyms: improvement

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