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Meaning & Definition of Degenerate in English

English

Degenerate

/dɪʤɛnərət/

noun

1. A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

    synonym:
  • pervert
  • ,
  • deviant
  • ,
  • deviate
  • ,
  • degenerate

verb

1. Grow worse

  • "Her condition deteriorated"
  • "Conditions in the slums degenerated"
  • "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
    synonym:
  • devolve
  • ,
  • deteriorate
  • ,
  • drop
  • ,
  • degenerate

adjective

1. Unrestrained by convention or morality

  • "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"
  • "Deplorably dissipated and degraded"
  • "Riotous living"
  • "Fast women"
    synonym:
  • debauched
  • ,
  • degenerate
  • ,
  • degraded
  • ,
  • dissipated
  • ,
  • dissolute
  • ,
  • libertine
  • ,
  • profligate
  • ,
  • riotous
  • ,
  • fast