worsening

Definitions of worsening
1

n process of changing to an inferior state

Synonyms:
declension, decline in quality, deterioration
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

n changing something with the result that it becomes worse

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

adj changing for the worse

“worried by the worsening storm”
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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