degraded Definition

  • 1having lost the quality of being respected, morally upright, or successful
  • 2reduced in rank, dignity, or quality

Using degraded: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "degraded" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company's reputation was degraded by the scandal.

  • Example

    He felt degraded by the way his boss spoke to him.

  • Example

    The once-beautiful building had become degraded over time.

degraded Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with degraded

  • land that has been damaged or destroyed by human activity or natural forces


    The government is working to restore degraded land in the national park.

  • an image that has lost quality or resolution due to compression or other factors


    The photo was so small and degraded that it was hard to make out the details.

  • music that has been distorted or altered in quality, often due to poor recording or playback equipment


    The cassette tape was so old and degraded that the music sounded scratchy and distorted.


Summary: degraded in Brief

The term 'degraded' [dɪˈɡreɪdɪd] refers to a loss of respect, morality, or quality. It can describe people, companies, or buildings, as in 'The company's reputation was degraded by the scandal.' 'Degraded' also extends to phrases like 'degraded land,' referring to damaged or destroyed land, and 'degraded music,' describing distorted or altered sound quality.