Synonyms of degenerate in English:

degenerate


See definition of degenerate

adjective

1‘a degenerate form of High Renaissance classicism’

SYNONYMS
debased, degraded, corrupt, corrupted, vitiated, bastard, impure
ANTONYMS

pure

2‘her degenerate brother’

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corrupt, decadent, dissolute, dissipated, debauched, rakish, reprobate, profligate, depraved, perverted, despicable, base, vice-ridden, wicked, sinful, ungodly
immoral, unprincipled, amoral, dishonourable, disreputable, unsavoury, sordid, low, mean, ignoble
lewd, lecherous, lascivious, licentious, libidinous, loose, promiscuous, wanton, libertine, intemperate
informal pervy
ANTONYMS

moral


noun

1‘a group of drunkards and degenerates’

SYNONYMS
reprobate, debauchee, rake, profligate, libertine, roué, loose-liver
pervert, deviant, deviate
informal perv
rare retrograde, dissolute

verb

1‘certain areas of the city have degenerated into slums’

SYNONYMS
deteriorate, decline, sink, slip, slide, worsen, get worse, grow worse, take a turn for the worse, lapse, fail, fall off, slump, go downhill, regress, retrogress
decay, rot, go to rack and ruin
informal go to pot, go to the dogs, hit the skids, go down the tubes, go down the toilet
Australian, New Zealand informal go to the pack
rare retrograde, devolve
ANTONYMS

improve

2‘the muscles started to degenerate’

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waste away, waste, atrophy, weaken, become debilitated