Synonyms of 'degenerate'
in the sense of debauched
immoral; sexually corrupt
a debauched circus performer in nineteenth-century Poland
in the sense of debauchee
in the sense of decadent
the excesses of their decadent rock `n' roll lifestyles
in the sense of decay
to decline gradually in health, prosperity, or quality
The work ethic in this country has decayed over the past 30 years.
in the sense of decrease
to make or become less in size, strength, or quantity
Population growth is decreasing each year.
in the sense of degraded
morally degraded individuals
in the sense of deteriorate
to become worse
There are fears that the situation may deteriorate.
in the sense of deviant
a person whose behaviour deviates from what is considered to be acceptable
a dangerous deviant who lived rough
in the sense of dissolute
leading an immoral life
She regretted her dissolute life.
in the sense of fall off
to decrease in size or intensity
Unemployment is rising again and retail buying has fallen off.
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Thesaurus for degenerate from the Collins English Thesaurus