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English noun: degradation

1. degradation (act) changing to a lower state (a less respected state)


Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)abasement, animalisation, animalization, barbarisation, barbarization, bastardisation, bastardization, brutalisation, brutalization, constipation, corruption, deadening, dehumanisation, dehumanization, demoralisation, demoralization, humiliation, impairment, popularisation, popularization, profanation, stultification, subversion, vulgarisation, vulgarisation, vulgarization, vulgarization

2. degradation (state) a low or downcast state

SamplesEach confession brought her into an attitude of abasement.

Synonymsabasement, abjection

Broader (hypernym)humiliation

Narrower (hyponym)decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degeneration, depth

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