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adjective as in retrograde

noun as in declension

noun as in declination

noun as in degeneration

noun as in entropy

noun as in exacerbation

Strong match

noun as in relapse

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Example Sentences

Anyone who tries to draw attention to threats instead of quietly burying them is worsening the problem.

Conditions are worsening and the Rodney King verdict is certainly not the most egregious injustice in our midst.

The worsening of the Ebola epidemic forced them to teach the girls about a new enemy.

Overall, the film moves along with the pace of a worsening snowstorm.

“The bottom line is that Ebola is worsening in West Africa,” he said.

With the worsening condition of the roads the problem of supply became increasingly difficult.

The trip-hammer pounding behind Charles's eyes seemed to be worsening with the fresher air.

We talked it over, he and I, that afternoon, not cheered by the wild weather that was hourly worsening.

I was extremely dissatisfied, knowing as I did the rapidly worsening situation.

The wind was worsening, if anything, and we continued to drive at a frightful angle.


On this page you'll find 302 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to worsening, such as: desperate, forlorn, helpless, impossible, pointless, and sad.

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