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synonyms for deterioration

  • decline
  • degradation
  • depreciation
  • devaluation
  • disintegration
  • dislocation
  • downturn
  • slump
  • worsening
  • abasement
  • adulteration
  • atrophy
  • corrosion
  • debasement
  • decadence
  • declension
  • declination
  • decomposition
  • descent
  • dilapidation
  • disrepair
  • downfall
  • downgrade
  • drop
  • fall
  • lapse
  • lessening
  • perversion
  • retrogression
  • rotting
  • ruin
  • spoiling
  • vitiation
  • crumbling
  • decaying
  • degringolade
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antonyms for deterioration

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  • increase
  • ascent
  • development
  • growth
  • improvement
  • rise
  • success
  • upgrade
  • betterment
  • building
  • construction
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How to use deterioration in a sentence

In Four Threats we look at five earlier periods in American history when people were nervous — they felt that democracy as they knew it at that time was going to be subject to backsliding or deterioration rather than remaining stable.
RBG, MINORITY RULE, AND OUR LOOMING LEGITIMACY CRISISEZRA KLEINSEPTEMBER 25, 2020VOX
If he rediscovers any version of that form, it would help the Patriots offense strike fear into opposing defenses again … and help make up for whatever deterioration is in store on defense.
NEWTON CAN REPLACE BRADY, BUT CAN THE PATS REPLACE HALF OF THEIR DEFENSE?NEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 3, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Many criminologists also cite the general deterioration of trust between the community and police, which leaves residents less likely to report crimes, call in tips or testify in court.
WHAT CAN MAYORS DO WHEN THE POLICE STOP DOING THEIR JOBS?BY ALEC MACGILLISSEPTEMBER 3, 2020PROPUBLICA
Tuatara have many genes involved in producing selenoproteins, which help protect against aging and cellular deterioration, and have more of these genes than humans do.
HOW TUATARA LIVE SO LONG AND CAN WITHSTAND COOL WEATHERJAKE BUEHLERAUGUST 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
It means that even the aged brain is still remarkably flexible and its deterioration isn’t set in stone.
COUCH POTATO NO MORE: HOW THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE TRANSFER TO THE BRAINSHELLY FANJULY 14, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
An unaccountable increase in piety is sometimes the first warning of approaching mental deterioration.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
This is especially true as regards prognosis and the question of mental deterioration in any given case.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
The second conclusion is that thrift under certain conditions is a vice that causes distinct deterioration of character.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
With the painful exception of a deterioration in the condition of the poor, these changes were for the better.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
Among other things, the general deterioration in my appearance had forced me to tell Kitty Windus that I was out of work.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
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WORDS RELATED TO DETERIORATION

  • contamination
  • debauchment
  • deterioration
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