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English adjective: degenerate

1. degenerate unrestrained by convention or morality


SamplesCongreve draws a debauched aristocratic society.
Deplorably dissipated and degraded.
Riotous living.
Fast women.


Synonymsdebauched, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, libertine, profligate, riotous


Similarimmoral


Antonymsmoral


English noun: degenerate

1. degenerate (person) a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior


Synonymsdeviant, deviate, pervert


Broader (hypernym)miscreant, reprobate


Narrower (hyponym)bugger, child molester, fetishist, lech, lecher, letch, masochist, nympho, nymphomaniac, paederast, paedophile, pederast, pedophile, sadist, sadomasochist, satyr, sod, sodomist, sodomite


English verb: degenerate

1. degenerate (body) grow worse


SamplesHer condition deteriorated.
Conditions in the slums degenerated.
The discussion devolved into a shouting match.


Synonymsdeteriorate, devolve, drop


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Narrower (hyponym)fade, fatigue, jade, languish, pall, rot, tire, waste, weary


Antonymsconvalesce, recover, recuperate









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