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noun as in decay, degeneration
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.
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.
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.
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.
It means that even the aged brain is still remarkably flexible and its deterioration isn’t set in stone.
Few reports of his mental illness discuss lead poisoning as a possible reason for his mental deterioration.
Winters uses that cataclysmic event to examine the slow deterioration of communal life in the face of annihilation.
In the recent past, Germany has particularly been quiet in regard to the deterioration of civil society in Russia.
Rovera is deeply concerned by the continuing deterioration of the civilian situation in Syria.
Their growth represents a constant deterioration of the status quo rather than the simple postponement peace.
An unaccountable increase in piety is sometimes the first warning of approaching mental deterioration.
This is especially true as regards prognosis and the question of mental deterioration in any given case.
The second conclusion is that thrift under certain conditions is a vice that causes distinct deterioration of character.
With the painful exception of a deterioration in the condition of the poor, these changes were for the better.
Among other things, the general deterioration in my appearance had forced me to tell Kitty Windus that I was out of work.
On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deterioration, such as: decline, degradation, depreciation, devaluation, disintegration, and dislocation.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.