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synonyms for devolution

  • deterioration
  • decadence
  • declension
  • decline
  • degeneration
  • descent
  • drop
  • fall
  • recession
  • regression
  • relapse
  • retrogression
  • retrogradation
  • drop
  • slump
  • recession
  • failure
  • deterioration
  • fall
  • downturn
  • flop
  • ebb
  • downfall
  • dissolution
  • downgrade
  • abatement
  • descent
  • decay
  • waning
  • wane
  • backsliding
  • degeneration
  • comedown
  • senility
  • dive
  • decrepitude
  • diminution
  • relapse
  • enfeeblement
  • lapse
  • failing
  • degeneracy
  • weakening
  • pratfall
  • ebbing
  • cropper
  • worsening
  • dwindling
  • on the skids
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antonyms for devolution

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  • ascent
  • improvement
  • increase
  • rise
  • achievement
  • continuity
  • perfection
  • progress
  • success
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    How to use devolution in a sentence

    In addition to all kinds of juicy details, Tom provides a schema for how to understand the city’s evolution, or devolution, depending on your point of view.
    HOW DOES NEW YORK CITY KEEP REINVENTING ITSELF? (BONUS)KURT ANDERSENMARCH 21, 2021FREAKONOMICS
    The date never comes to pass, and it will take most of the six-episode series to trace her long devolution into the battered, traumatized creature who wakes up in jail less than a year later.
    IN STARZ'S ENCHANTING THE LUMINARIES, FATE AND FREE WILL BATTLE AMID NEW ZEALAND'S GOLD RUSHJUDY BERMANFEBRUARY 12, 2021TIME
    It is an old native element recast in Roman form, and well illustrates the Roman principle of local government by devolution.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
    This argument for the obligation of the Consuming Class is based upon the devolution of duties.
    CONSUMERS AND WAGE-EARNERSJ. ELLIOT ROSS
    It was thus that the first of his wars for the extension of frontiers began, the War of Devolution.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 7VARIOUS
    The principle of local devolution is carried somewhat further in Madras than in other provinces.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 3VARIOUS
    It is only when a partition takes place that the devolution of the shares by inheritance has to be traced.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 4VARIOUS
    During this time the Government had given no sign that the Devolution movement might not find favour in their sight.
    IRELAND SINCE PARNELLDANIEL DESMOND SHEEHAN
    The mildest proposal of all is devolution; in other words, the concession to Ireland of a larger measure of local self-government.
    IRISH HISTORY AND THE IRISH QUESTIONGOLDWIN SMITH
    Its fundamental principles are involved in the retention, preservation, and devolution of property.
    THE MANBOS OF MINDANOJOHN M. GARVAN
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    WORDS RELATED TO DEVOLUTION

    • corruption
    • debasement
    • decay
    • declension
    • decline
    • degeneracy
    • degeneration
    • degradation
    • devolution
    • dissipation
    • dissolution
    • downfall
    • downgrade
    • evil
    • excess
    • fall
    • gluttony
    • incontinence
    • intemperance
    • lasciviousness
    • lechery
    • lewdness
    • licentiousness
    • regression
    • sensuality
    • sybaritism
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