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Definition of Degradation

Degradation

  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. The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
  3. Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
  4. A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
  5. The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
  6. Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.

Degradation Quotations

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
Patrick Henry

A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
Simone Weil

Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
Mahatma Gandhi

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
Abu Bakr

Reclaiming the word 'fat' was the most empowering step in my progress. I stopped using it for insult or degradation and instead replaced it with truth, because the truth is that I am fat, and that's ok. So now when someone calls me fat, I agree, whereas before I would get embarrassed and emotional.
Beth Ditto
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Degradation Translations

degradation in German is Absetzung {f}, Degradierung
degradation in Norwegian is degradering
degradation in Swedish is nedbrytning

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