What is another word for degeneracy?

905 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ dɪd͡ʒˈɛnəɹəsi], [ dɪd‍ʒˈɛnəɹəsi], [ d_ɪ_dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ə_ɹ_ə_s_i]

Degeneracy is a word that refers to the state of falling below an accepted standard or becoming morally corrupt. Other synonyms for degeneracy include depravity, deterioration, decay, decline, disintegration, decadence, and decay. These words are often used to describe the decay of society, culture and individuals. Some people may find these words too harsh and rather use milder words such as decline. However, degeneracy is a word that conveys a certain level of severity that cannot be substituted by any other synonym. As society continues to shift due to modernity, degeneracy continues to haunt individuals, institutions, and society.

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What are the opposite words for degeneracy?

Degeneracy is the quality of being morally and socially corrupt or decadent. Antonyms for the term include words that describe the opposite, such as purity, morality, virtue, decency, integrity, and righteousness. These words denote people, behaviors, or situations that are characterized by high moral standards and ethical principles. While degeneracy is often associated with vices and sins, its antonyms reflect an acknowledgment of positive qualities such as honesty, kindness, and selflessness. In contrast to the ugliness of degeneracy, the antonyms suggest beauty, goodness, and grace. By embracing these antonyms, we can cultivate a more positive and compassionate attitude towards ourselves and others.

Usage examples for Degeneracy

Yet even faith has to face and account for an apparent degeneracy which might well cause some uneasiness.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
Is this not a disturbing sign of degeneracy?
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
But I see their degeneracy.
"Around The Tea-Table"
T. De Witt Talmage

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