Synonyms for degradation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : deg-ruh-dey-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌdɛg rəˈdeɪ ʃən

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Définition of degradation

Origin :
  • 1530s, from French dégradation (14c., Old French degradacion), from Medieval Latin degradationem (nominative degradatio), noun of action from past participle stem of degradare (see degrade).
  • noun depravity, shame
Example sentences :
  • From the symbol of her degradation, she looked to the man whose action had placed it there.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • It was blasphemy to think of her in such case, subjected to the degradation of these processes.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • She had very honourable alliances, and yet she has thought it no degradation to be governess to Madame de Pompadour's daughter.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete » by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  • She contrasted them with his own weakness and supineness and degradation.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter
  • He was right at the bottom now, in the last state of degradation.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • It may be your fate to sink or to swim, but it can never be your degradation to strike.
  • Extract from : « The Stark Munro Letters » by J. Stark Munro
  • Her friend had vanished in agony, but not, she believed, in degradation.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • You are speaking of the degradation of the soul: but how about the body?
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • She was sunk already in shame and degradation, and he had put it out of his power to save her.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • When I look ahead I see nothing but shame and misery and degradation for you in the future.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for degradation

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