deterioration vs worsening what difference

what is difference between deterioration and worsening

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French détérioration; morphologically deteriorate +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˌtɪəɹɪəˈɹeɪʃən/, (proscribed) /dɪˌtɪəɹɪˈeɪʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dəˌti.ɹi.əˈɹeɪ.ʃən/, (proscribed) /dəˌtiɹiˈeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

deterioration (countable and uncountable, plural deteriorations)

  1. The process of making or growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
    Synonym: retrogression
    Antonym: amelioration

Related terms

  • deteriorate

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English

Verb

worsening

  1. present participle of worsen

Noun

worsening (countable and uncountable, plural worsenings)

  1. A worse situation; an aggravation

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  • Niswonger

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