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Definition 1: moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where degeneracy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
  • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
  • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
  • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

Synonyms for degeneracy in the sense of this definition

(degeneracy is a kind of ...) the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct

"the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"

Definition 2: the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for degeneracy in the sense of this definition

(degeneracy is a kind of ...) a low or downcast state

"each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"

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