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worsen

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of worsen

  1. 1 to become worse or of less value the condition of the house worsened with every year of neglect Synonyms of worsen atrophy, crumble, decay, decline, degenerate, descend, devolve, ebb, regress, retrograde, rot, sink, deteriorateWords Related to worsen 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 of worsen better, upgrade; enhance, enrich, fortify, heighten, intensify, strengthen; advance, develop, march, proceed, progressAntonyms of worsen ameliorate, improve, meliorate

  2. 2 to make more severe the harsh winter only worsened the fuel shortage Synonyms of worsen aggravate, complicate, exacerbateWords Related to worsen amplify, deepen, intensify, magnifyNear Antonyms of worsen ameliorate, better, improveAntonyms of worsen allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, help, mitigate, relieve



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