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Definition 1: changing to a lower state (a less respected state) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for degradation in the sense of this definition

(degradation is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of degradation ) depriving one of self-esteem

(... is a kind of degradation ) degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening

(... is a kind of degradation ) the act of making something attractive to the general public

(... is a kind of degradation ) the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)

(... is a kind of degradation ) destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy

(... is a kind of degradation ) destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity

"corruption of a minor" "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"

(... is a kind of degradation ) an act that debases or corrupts

(... is a kind of degradation ) an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized

(... is a kind of degradation ) an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities

(... is a kind of degradation ) the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities

"science has been blamed for the dehumanization of modern life"

(... is a kind of degradation ) the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined

Definition 2: a low or downcast state - [noun denoting state]

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

  • each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement

Synonyms for degradation in the sense of this definition

(degradation is a kind of ...) state of disgrace or loss of self-respect

(... is a kind of degradation ) the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

(... is a kind of degradation ) (usually plural) a low moral state

"he had sunk to the depths of addiction"

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