1. [ noun ] the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
Synonyms: decadence decadency degeneration
Related terms: abasement deteriorate
2. [ noun ] moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
Synonyms: depravity corruption

: "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes" "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration" "its brothels its opium parlors its depravity"

Related terms: immorality
Similar spelling:   degenerate