Synonyms of degenerate in English:

degenerate


See definition of degenerate

adjective

1‘a degenerate form of High Renaissance classicism’

SYNONYMS

debased, degraded, corrupt, corrupted, vitiated, bastard, impure

ANTONYMS

pure

2‘her degenerate brother’

SYNONYMS

corrupt, decadent, dissolute, dissipated, debauched, rakish, reprobate, profligate, depraved, perverted, despicable, base, vice-ridden, wicked, sinful, ungodly

immoral, unprincipled, amoral, dishonourable, disreputable, unsavoury, sordid, low, mean, ignoble

lewd, lecherous, lascivious, licentious, libidinous, loose, promiscuous, wanton, libertine, intemperate

informal pervy

ANTONYMS

moral


noun

1‘a group of drunkards and degenerates’

SYNONYMS

reprobate, debauchee, rake, profligate, libertine, roué, loose-liver

pervert, deviant, deviate

informal perv

rare retrograde, dissolute


verb

1‘certain areas of the city have degenerated into slums’

SYNONYMS

deteriorate, decline, sink, slip, slide, worsen, get worse, grow worse, take a turn for the worse, lapse, fail, fall off, slump, go downhill, regress, retrogress

decay, rot, go to rack and ruin

informal go to pot, go to the dogs, hit the skids, go down the tubes, go down the toilet

NZ Australian informal go to the pack

rare retrograde, devolve

ANTONYMS

improve

2‘the muscles started to degenerate’

SYNONYMS

waste away, waste, atrophy, weaken, become debilitated