HyperDic: degenerate

English > 3 senses of the word degenerate:
VERBbodydegenerate, devolve, deteriorate, dropgrow worse
ADJECTIVEalldegenerate, debauched, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fastunrestrained by convention or morality
NOUNperson degenerate, pervert, deviant, deviatea person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
degenerate > pronunciation
Soundsdihjheh'neraht; dihjheh'nerey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > degenerate: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningunrestrained by convention or morality.
Synonymsdebauched, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast
Broaderimmoraldeliberately violating / violating accepted principles of right and wrong
Spanishdegenerado, degradado, depravado, disoluto, libertino, vicioso
Catalandegenerat, degradat, dissolut, llicenciós, viciós
Nounsdegeneratea person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
English > degenerate: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior.
Synonymspervert, deviant, deviate
NarrowerfetishistOne who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature)
masochistsomeone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
nymphomaniac, nymphoA woman with abnormal sexual desires
pederast, paederast, child molesterA man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
pedophile, paedophileAn adult who is sexually attracted to children
sadistsomeone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
sadomasochistsomeone who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys both sadism and masochism
satyr, lecher, lech, letchman with strong sexual desires
sodomite, sodomist, sod, buggersomeone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
Broaderreprobate, miscreantA person without moral scruples
Spanishdegenerado, depravado, pervertido
Catalandegenerat, depravat, pervertit
Adjectivesdegenerateunrestrained by convention or morality
English > degenerate: 3 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningGrow worse.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example "Conditions in the slums degenerated"
Synonymsdevolve, deteriorate, drop
Narrowerlanguish, fadeBecome feeble
tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jadeLose interest or become bored with something or somebody
waste, rotBecome physically weaker
Broaderworsen, declineGrow worse
Oppositerecuperate, recover, convalesceget over an illness or shock
Spanishdegenerarse, degenerar, deteriorarse, deteriorar
Catalandegenerar-se, degenerar, deteriorar-se, deteriorar, espatllar-se, espatllar
Adjectivesdegenerative(of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function
Nounsdegenerationthe process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
degenerationthe state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

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