What is another word for debasement?

Pronunciation: [dɪbˈe͡ɪsmənt] (IPA)

Debasement is a noun that refers to the act of reducing something in quality, value or dignity. Some synonyms for debasement include degradation, deterioration, decline, reduction, diminishing, and downfall. Other related terms include corruption, contamination, pollution, defilement, and disgrace. Debasement is often associated with the lowering of moral or ethical standards, and can have negative effects on individuals, organizations, and societies as a whole. Whether it is the economic debasement of a currency or the moral debasement of a society, synonyms for debasement provide alternatives for expressing the concept of something becoming worse off or losing its value or dignity.

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What are the opposite words for debasement?

Debasement refers to the process of lowering something's value or quality. The antonyms of this word are the opposite of debasement, meaning that they represent elevating or improving something. Some common antonyms of debasement include enhancement, improvement, promotion, growth, progress, and advancement. Enhancement refers to adding value to something by making it more attractive or useful. Improvement denotes the act or process of making something better. Promotion refers to the act of raising or lifting something up, especially in a hierarchical sense. Growth implies the development of something, while progress and advancement suggest forward movement towards a better state or condition. Overall, antonyms of debasement involve positive actions that lead to an improvement or elevation of something.

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Usage examples for Debasement

If I chose I could do it, and none but myself could gauge the depth of my debasement.
"To-morrow?"
Victoria Cross
Her own eyes suffused with pity as she looked down on him, for she knew that he had pieced it all out, and that the self-consciousness of ultimate failure and debasement was overwhelming him.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
Subsequently the style underwent a gradual debasement; the arches became depressed; the mouldings impoverished, the details crowded and coarsely executed, and the whole style became wanting in the chaste and elegant effects for which the Decorated stands unapproached and unapproachable.
"Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them"
Sidney Heath

Famous quotes with Debasement

  • It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country.
    Raymond Chandler
  • I have nothing against diamonds, or rubies or emeralds or sapphires. I do object when their acquisition is complicit in the debasement of children or the destruction of a country.
    Edward Zwick
  • We must never forget, that under modern conditions of life, science, and technology. All war has been greatly brutalized, and that no one who joins in it, even in self-defense, can escape becoming also in a measure brutalized. Modern war cannot be limited in its destructive method and the inevitable debasement of all participants… A fair scrutiny of the last two World Wars makes clear the steady intensification of the weapons and methods employed by both, the aggressors and the victors. In order to defeat the Japanese aggression, we were forced, as Admiral Nimitz has stated, to employ a technique of unrestricted warfare, not unlike that which 25 years ago was the proximate cause of our entry into World War I. In the use of strategic air power the Allies took the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Germany and Japan…. We as well as our enemies have contributed to the proof that the central moral problem is war and not its methods, and that a continuance of war will in all probability end with the destruction of our civilization.
    Henry Stimson
  • Surely, no patriot can fail to see the fearful brutalization and debasement which the indulgence of such a spirit and such practices inevitably portend. Surely, all public men, all writers for the daily press, all clergymen, all teachers, all who in any way have a right to address the public, should, with every energy, unite to denounce such crimes and to support those engaged in putting them down.
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • As Simone Weil—perhaps the strangest and most unlikely Thoreauvian solitary, outcast, and transcendentalist of all—wrote, echoing Thoreau's sense of awareness: "The authentic and pure values—truth, beauty, and goodness—in the activity of a human being are the result of one and the same act, a certain application of the full attention to the object." Or, more tersely yet: "Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer." It is perhaps the saddest, most hopeless thing we can say about our culture that it is a culture of distraction. "Attention deficit" is a cultural disorder, a debasement of spirit, before it is an ailment in our children to be treated with Ritalin.
    Curtis White

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