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What is the opposite of improving?

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Adjective
Opposite of in the process of being improved
Adjective
Opposite of conveying knowledge, information or instruction
Adjective
Opposite of improved in health or mental attitude
“I was terribly sick last night but I am even more ill today.”
Adjective
Opposite of overbearing in a critical and exhorting manner, tending to lecture or hector
Adjective
Opposite of growing or expanding at a fast rate
Adjective
Opposite of in better health
“This sick gentleman requires immediate medical attention!”
Noun
Opposite of the process of making a revision or correction to a text
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make progress in the state or skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
Verb
(persisting) Opposite of present participle for to be expectant of a positive outcome
“Unfortunately, the bad weather is expected to persist for a few more days.”
Verb
(worsening) Opposite of present participle for to be expectant of a positive outcome
“The condition of the wall is expected to worsen with time.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to recover or feel better
“For a couple of days he is able to speak, but then his condition begins to deteriorate.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to amend or repair
“Take hold of the crystal gingerly, as if you are afraid to break it.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to change one's attitude for the better
“Do not be discouraged if you have a day or two where you regress into bad habits.”
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