Synonyms of descent in English:

descent


See definition of descent

noun

1‘the plane began its descent to Brussels’

SYNONYMS
going down, coming down
drop, fall, sinking, subsiding
dive, pitch, slump
ANTONYMS

ascent, climb

2‘they started their descent of the mountain’

SYNONYMS
downward climb, descending
ANTONYMS

ascent, climb

3‘a steep, badly eroded descent’

SYNONYMS
slope, incline, dip, drop, gradient, declivity, declination, slant, downslope, hill

4‘he began his calamitous descent into alcoholism’

SYNONYMS
degeneration, degeneracy, deterioration, decline, sinking, slide, fall, drop, regression, retrogression, debasement, degradation, comedown

5‘his mother was of Italian descent’

SYNONYMS
ancestry, parentage, ancestors, family
lineage, line, line of descent
extraction, origin, derivation, birth
genealogy, heredity, succession
stock, pedigree, blood, bloodline, strain
roots, origins, forefathers, antecedents
rare filiation, stirps

6‘the descent of property can sometimes be traced over several generations through archives’

SYNONYMS
inheritance, passing down, passing on, succession

7‘the sudden descent of the cavalry’

SYNONYMS
attack, assault, raid, onslaught, charge, thrust, push, drive, incursion, foray, sortie, sally, storming, assailing