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degeneracy

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  1. 1 a change to a lower state or level the sad degeneracy of the old neighborhood into a slum Synonyms of degeneracy decadence, declension, declination, decline, degeneration, degradation, dégringolade, descent, deterioration, devolution, downfall, downgrade, ebb, eclipse, fallWords Related to degeneracy dark age, nadir, sunset; decay, rotting, spoiling; breakup, crumbling, decomposition, disintegration, dissolution; abasement, debasement; depreciation, lessening; decimation, demolishment, demolition, desolation, destruction, havoc, ruin, ruination; abatement, decrease, decrement, de-escalation, deflation, diminishment, diminution, dip, downslide, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, falloff, loss, lowering, reduction, sag, shrinkage, slip, slumpNear Antonyms of degeneracy advancement, development, evolution, growth; blossoming, flourishing, flowering; renewal, restoration, revitalization; heightening; accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, enhancement, gain, increase, increment, raise, supplementAntonyms of degeneracy ascent, rise, upswing

  2. 2 a sinking to a state of low moral standards and behavior the degeneracy of the family into a gang of petty thieves Synonyms of degeneracy abjection, corruptness, debasement, debauchery, decadence, decadency, corruption, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation, demoralization, depravity, dissipatedness, dissipation, dissoluteness, libertinage, libertinism, perversion, pervertedness, rakishness, turpitudeWords Related to degeneracy evil, immorality, sinfulness, villainy, wickedness; filth, gangrene, rot, squalorNear Antonyms of degeneracy goodness, morality, righteousness, virtue


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