degeneracy


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Synonyms for degeneracy

the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

moral perversion

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The reading of Spenser's writing about Ireland as voicing the new idea that migration might lead to degeneracy is highly persuasive.
The people I burgled got rich through greed and skulduggery PETER SCOTT It is just a meeting of two it different kinds of degeneracy on a rooftop PETER SCOTT
Far from the infamous Jukes and Kallikak families of eugenic lore, which supposedly kept breeding profusely, patients who suffered from degeneracy were mostly infertile.
Biological determinism and associated theories of degeneracy (critical concepts for the establishment of psychiatry as a new scientific discipline that specialised in mental pathology) lent support to sexual, political and cultural discrimination.
For even as events unfold with the intensity of an edge-of-the-seat "thriller," one apprehends that unlike the latter, drawn from headlines to entertain, Crossbones plumbs the murky depths, probing what the Somali-Malay-Chinese journalist Malik calls "a spiraling degeneracy that a near stranger like me cannot make full sense of.
The article contends that the degeneracy that is associated with Nana is largely a product of male lust, and reflects the sensual preoccupations of a social order--the French Second Empire--marching towards ruin.
As in the silent era, these films encoded female assertiveness as deviant, racialized promiscuity, conjoined miscegenation with degeneracy, and cast interracial romance and female sexuality as threats in need of containment.
Racial abuse isn't a new phenomenon in Britain, isn't a symbol of national degeneracy.
Theory has it that, if a neutron star born after a supernova blast is too massive for neutron degeneracy pressure to keep it bouncy against the neutron star's own gravity, the quarks that composed the neutrons now can save the shriveling stellar-corpse from being squeezed out of existence.
Feelings aren't facts, was the point of the piece, and acting as though they are is a sign of epistemological degeneracy.
First and foremost Hollett calls into question the "conceptual framework" of previous scholarship that has characterized "Newfoundland as a desolate land of isolation and degeneracy, which was rescued by the organization and leadership of the clergy" (249).
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A nation declines to degeneracy when it can no longer control its borders or its parasites"
His topics include vector wave equations, exact vector solutions for waveguides, scalar mode theory, the degeneracy of the vector modes, and fiber splices.
Wray catalogues the ways in which poor rural whites were discriminated against by their richer and more powerful (white) countrymen in a paradoxical social commentary that argued white supremacy on the one hand but allowed for white degeneracy on the other.