Definitions

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  • n. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A growing or making worse; the state of growing worse.
  • n. Synonyms Degeneracy, debasement, degradation, depravation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. process of changing to an inferior state
  • n. a symptom of reduced quality or strength

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Examples

  • Moody's said it made the decision mostly because of what it called the deterioration of Dubai's broader economic outlook.

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  • SAHRC chairman Dr Barney Pityana on Friday expressed concern about what he described as the deterioration in the South African human rights environment under the Mbeki government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Pityana expressed concern about what he described as the deterioration in the South African human rights environment under the Mbeki government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Murphy said an 18-game season has been discussed by owners for some time and is linked to what he called the deterioration of the quality of the four-game preseason schedule.

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  • The letter said the court had taken the decision in view of what it called the deterioration in the security situation in Baghdad.

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  • The South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate expressed concern in a letter at what he called the deterioration of the human rights situation in Tibet, and the apparent breakdown of talks between the Chinese government and emissaries of the Dalai Lama.

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  • The European Parliament has adopted a resolution critical of what it calls the deterioration of media freedom in Azerbaijan.

    Spero News

  • On all the major news shows, Mr. Obama decried what he described as a deterioration in the public discourse, saying the best way for anyone to get "15 minutes" of fame now "is to be rude."

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  • In a note Tuesday, Credit Suisse said sluggish auto sales coupled with margin deterioration severely affected BYD's profitability in the third-quarter.

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  • Because such deterioration is a foregone conclusion, many simply baton down the hatches, living their lives in accordance with the Scriptures, believing things for the wider world and vast majority of Christianity will not improve.

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