HyperDic: degradation

English > 2 senses of the word degradation:
NOUNactdegradation, debasementchanging to a lower state (a less respected state)
statedegradation, abasement, abjectiona low or downcast state
degradation > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.grahdey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > degradation: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningchanging to a lower state (a less respected state).
Synonymdebasement
Narrowerbarbarization, barbarisationAn act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
bastardization, bastardisationAn act that debases or corrupts
brutalization, brutalisation, animalization, animalisationAn act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities
corruption, subversionDestroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty
dehumanization, dehumanisationThe act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities
demoralization, demoralisationDestroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
humiliation, abasementdepriving one of self-esteem
popularization, popularisation, vulgarization, vulgarisationThe act of making something attractive to the general public
profanationdegradation of something worthy of respect
stultification, constipation, impairment, deadeningThe act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
vulgarization, vulgarisationThe act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishdegradación
Catalandegradació, enviliment
Verbsdegradelower the grade of something
degradereduce in worth or character, usually verbally
English > degradation: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA low or downcast state.
Synonymsabasement, abjection
Narrowerdegeneracy, degeneration, decadence, decadencyThe state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
depth(usually plural) a low moral state
Broaderhumiliationstate of disgrace or loss of self-respect
Spanishabyección, degradación
Catalanabjecció, degradació
Verbsdegradelower the grade of something
degradereduce in worth or character, usually verbally

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