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1. declension

noun. the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages.

Synonyms

  • noun
  • inflection

Antonyms

  • honor
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • declenson (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • declinaison (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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2. declension

noun. process of changing to an inferior state.

Synonyms

  • decline in quality
  • deterioration
  • decline
  • slack
  • falling off
  • worsening
  • diminution
  • falloff
  • drop-off

Antonyms

  • increment
  • increase
  • obey
  • contract in

Etymology

  • declenson (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • declinaison (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. declension

noun. a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms.

Synonyms

  • class
  • category

Antonyms

  • descent
  • natural depression
  • gradualness

Etymology

  • declenson (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • declinaison (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. declension

noun. a downward slope or bend.

Synonyms

  • slope
  • decline
  • steep
  • descent
  • downslope
  • side
  • downhill
  • incline
  • fall
  • declivity

Antonyms

  • abruptness
  • recuperate
  • enrich
  • progress

Etymology

  • declenson (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • declinaison (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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