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degenerate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of degenerate

  1. 1 having lost forcefulness, courage, or spirit <a degenerate society in which people had no sense of being citizens, only consumers> Synonyms decadent, decayed, effete, overripe, washed-upRelated Words effeminate, overrefined, precious; decaying, declining, dying, failing, waning; debilitated, enervate, enervated, enfeebled, feeble, frail, languid, sapped, soft, wasted, weak, weakened, wimpy; dissolute, immoral; debased, debauched, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissoluteAntonyms undecadent

  2. 2 having or showing lowered moral character or standards <a movie about a gang of degenerate drug dealers> Synonyms debased, debauched, decadent, corrupt, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, jackleg, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, rakehell (or rakehelly), rakish, reprobate, sick, unclean, unwholesome, warpedRelated Words bent [chiefly British], crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; contaminated, spoiled, tainted; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wickedNear Antonyms incorruptible; ethical, honest, principled; good, moral, righteous, virtuousAntonyms pure, uncorrupt, uncorrupted




degenerate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of degenerate

  1. a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard <a degenerate who is uninterested in anything but his own gratification> Synonyms backslider, debauchee, debaucher, decadent, deviate, libertine, perv, pervert, profligate, rake, rakehell, rip Related Words bankrupt, delinquent, derelict, incorrigible; blackguard, cad, heel, knave, miscreant, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scoundrel, villain; lecher, playboy, playgirl, satyr Near Antonyms saint




degenerate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of degenerate

  1. to become worse or of less value <over the years the community-minded organization degenerated into a club for loafers> Synonyms atrophy, crumble, decay, decline, deteriorate, descend, devolve, ebb, regress, retrograde, rot, sink, worsenRelated Words abate, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, recede, wane; break down, corrupt, decompose, degrade, dilapidate, disintegrate, molder, putrefy; sour, spoil; lessen, lower, reduce; debilitate, undermine; droop, fail, fall, flag, lag, languish, run down, sag, slip, waste (away), weaken, wiltNear Antonyms better, upgrade; enhance, enrich, fortify, heighten, intensify, strengthen; advance, develop, march, proceed, progressAntonyms ameliorate, improve, meliorate





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