worsening

Definitions of worsening
  1. noun
    process of changing to an inferior state
    synonyms: declension, decline in quality, deterioration
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    types:
    drop-off, falling off, falloff, slack, slump
    a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    type of:
    decline, diminution
    change toward something smaller or lower
  2. noun
    changing something with the result that it becomes worse
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    types:
    downswing, downturn
    a worsening of business or economic activity
    downspin
    a swift and dangerous downturn
    type of:
    change of state
    the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
  3. adjective
    changing for the worse
    “worried by the worsening storm”
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    Antonyms:
    bettering
    changing for the better
    ameliorating, ameliorative, amelioratory, meliorative
    tending to ameliorate
    amendatory
    effecting amendment
    corrective
    tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition
    remedial
    tending or intended to rectify or improve
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