Origin of deterioration
Related Words for deteriorationdecline, devaluation, slump, degradation, depreciation, downturn, dislocation, disintegration, dilapidation, downfall, perversion, atrophy, decadence, debasement, descent, ruin, lessening, decomposition, declension, retrogression
Examples from the Web for deterioration
Contemporary Examples of deterioration
In the recent past, Germany has particularly been quiet in regard to the deterioration of civil society in Russia.Garry Kasparov: Right On, Angela Merkel
November 18, 2012
Today's middle class is suffering as a result of the deterioration of the U.S. currency and things are only going to get worse.Watch the Best Moments from Saturday’s Debate (Video)
December 11, 2011
The deterioration in security comes at a particularly fraught time in the region.The Forgotten War
August 16, 2011
LaPlante has witnessed firsthand the paradox of dementia and Alzheimer's, with alternating phases of deterioration and lucidity.The Detective Who Can't Remember Clues
July 27, 2011
The deterioration of the Pakistan army is not a consequence of financial corruption.Pakistan's Army Is Impotent
May 7, 2011
Historical Examples of deterioration
The strong, pure heart had undergone a change, but not a deterioration.
There seem to be two causes of the deterioration of the arts.The Republic
Not that she was in the least aware of the deterioration of her character.Audrey Craven
And why is it the monks, above all, who contribute to the deterioration of faith? 'Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Certainly hundreds of prints can be made without any deterioration.Wood-Block Printing
F. Morley Fletcher
Word Origin and History for deterioration
1650s, possibly a native formation, or else from French détérioration (15c.), noun of action from détériorer, from Late Latin deteriorare (see deteriorate).
- The process or condition of becoming worse.