Synonyms for degeneration

Synonyms for (noun) degeneration

Synonyms: retrogression, degeneration

Definition: passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

Similar words: shift, transformation, transmutation

Definition: a qualitative change


Synonyms: degeneration, devolution

Definition: the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

Similar words: physical process, process

Definition: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

Usage: events now in process; the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls


Synonyms: decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degeneration

Definition: the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

Similar words: degradation, abasement, abjection

Definition: a low or downcast state

Usage: each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement- H.L.Menchken