Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun degenerate

1 sense of degenerate

Sense 1
pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate -- (a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior)
       => reprobate, miscreant -- (a person without moral scruples)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb degenerate

1 sense of degenerate

Sense 1
devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate -- (grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match")
       => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

Antonyms of adj degenerate

1 sense of degenerate

Sense 1
debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast -- (unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women")

INDIRECT (VIA immoral) -> moral -- (concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life")

Similarity of adj degenerate

1 sense of degenerate

Sense 1
debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast -- (unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women")
       => immoral (vs. moral) -- (deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong)

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