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Degradation meaning

degradation - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
  2. 2. The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
  3. 3. Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
  4. 4. A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
  5. 5. The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
  6. 6. Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
  7. 7. Act of degrading; state of being degraded; debasement; geol., a wearing away.

degradation - examples of usage

  1. It bore no similarity to the romantic dreams of poets who saw visions of a perfect society regardless of the fact that a perfect society cannot suddenly blossom from conditions of appalling misery and degradation.
  2. He knew he was partly responsible for Granville's degradation.
  3. Never attempt to accommodate yourself to the world by self- degradation.
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