degradation

Part of speech: noun

The act of degrading, or the state of being degraded.

Part of speech: adverb

Degradingly.

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Usage examples "degradation":

  1. There he lingered for a time, sinking into a lower and lower state of degradation, and making ever more and more piteous appeals to the noble pupils who owed so much of their knowledge of the world to his guidance. - "The Castle Inn", Stanley John Weyman.
  2. I think I understand it now, and the beauty of it and the degradation, too. - "Calvert of Strathore", Carter Goodloe.
  3. It was a degradation and nothing else. - "Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman", Giberne Sieveking.