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synonyms for worsening

  • desperate
  • forlorn
  • helpless
  • impossible
  • pointless
  • sad
  • tragic
  • useless
  • bad
  • beyond recall
  • cynical
  • dejected
  • demoralized
  • despairing
  • despondent
  • disconsolate
  • discouraging
  • downhearted
  • fatal
  • gone
  • goner
  • ill-fated
  • impracticable
  • in despair
  • incurable
  • irredeemable
  • irreparable
  • irreversible
  • irrevocable
  • lost
  • menacing
  • no-win
  • past hope
  • shot down
  • sinister
  • sunk
  • threatening
  • unachievable
  • unavailing
  • unfortunate
  • unmitigable
  • up the creek
  • vain
  • woebegone
  • declining
  • deteriorating
  • inverted
  • lapsing
  • receding
  • reversed
  • sinking
  • slipping
  • backward
  • catabolic
  • contrary
  • inverse

antonyms for worsening

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  • cheerful
  • good
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • auspicious
  • bright
  • encouraging
  • expectant
  • optimistic
  • promising
  • propitious
  • rosy
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        How to use worsening in a sentence

        With the worsening condition of the roads the problem of supply became increasingly difficult.
        MANASSES (BULL RUN) NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK-VIRGINIAFRANCIS F. WILSHIN
        The trip-hammer pounding behind Charles's eyes seemed to be worsening with the fresher air.
        THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
        We talked it over, he and I, that afternoon, not cheered by the wild weather that was hourly worsening.
        MEMOIRS OF A SURREY LABOURERGEORGE STURT (AKA GEORGE BOURNE)
        I was extremely dissatisfied, knowing as I did the rapidly worsening situation.
        GREENER THAN YOU THINKWARD MOORE
        The wind was worsening, if anything, and we continued to drive at a frightful angle.
        NEWS FROM THE DUCHYSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
        As represented in the Comedy he seems to be in the swiftest part of this worsening process.
        SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE, ART, AND CHARACTERS, VOLUME I.H. N. HUDSON
        As if in reaction against the worsening of their position they were all particularly animated and gay.
        WAR AND PEACELEO TOLSTOY
        Everything else shifted and drifted, with a perpetual change of complexion, a perpetual worsening of clothes.
        HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
        This has entailed a significant worsening of the initially very meager supply of livestock products.
        AREA HANDBOOK FOR ALBANIAEUGENE K. KEEFE
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        capacitor

        WORDS RELATED TO WORSENING

        • condition deepening
        • exacerbation
        • exaggeration
        • heightening
        • increase
        • inflaming
        • inflammation
        • intensification
        • magnification
        • sharpening
        • strengthening
        • worsening
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