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

2 senses of degradation

Sense 1
degradation, debasement -- (changing to a lower state (a less respected state))
       => change of state -- (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)

Sense 2
abasement, degradation, abjection -- (a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken)
       => humiliation -- (state of disgrace or loss of self-respect)

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