Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
  • noun 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.

    Top Dubai Firms

  • 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.

    JSOnline.com

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

    BBC News - Home

  • 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.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

  • 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

  • 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.

    The Bellingham Herald: Sports News

  • 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.

    IdahoStatesman.com News Updates

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