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English adjective: worsening

1. worsening changing for the worse

SamplesWorried by the worsening storm.


English noun: worsening

1. worsening (process) process of changing to an inferior state

Synonymsdeclension, decline in quality, deterioration

Broader (hypernym)decline, diminution

Narrower (hyponym)drop-off, falling off, falloff, slack, slump

2. worsening (act) changing something with the result that it becomes worse

Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)downswing, downturn

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