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1. descent

noun. ['dɪˈsɛnt'] properties attributable to your ancestry.

Synonyms

  • origin
  • ancestry
  • extraction
  • derivation
  • lineage
  • filiation

Antonyms

  • natural depression
  • leeward
  • front
  • rear

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How do you pronounce descent?

Pronounce descent as dɪˈsɛnt.

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Example sentences of the word descent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Continue upward until your chin is above the bar, then control your descent back to the original position.

Quotes containing the word descent


1. Basia coquum,"Simon said. "Or whatever their motto is.""It's 'Descensus Averno facilis est.' 'The descent into hell is easy,"said Alec. "You just said "Kiss the cook.""Dammit,"said Simon. "I knew Jace was screwing with me.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

2. Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.
- Franz Kafka

2. descent

noun. ['dɪˈsɛnt'] a movement downward.

Synonyms

  • change of location
  • fall
  • lightening
  • shower
  • cascade
  • slide
  • drop
  • travel
  • sinking

Antonyms

  • reverse
  • starboard
  • larboard
  • obverse

3. descent

noun. ['dɪˈsɛnt'] the act of changing your location in a downward direction.

Synonyms

  • nosedive
  • collapse
  • abseil
  • crash dive
  • rappel
  • jump
  • movement
  • parachuting
  • flop
  • motion
  • swoop
  • drop
  • move
  • dive

Antonyms

  • overstock
  • understock
  • irregular
  • disrepute

4. descent

noun. ['dɪˈsɛnt'] a downward slope or bend.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • sink
  • child
  • parent
  • inactivity

5. descent

noun. ['dɪˈsɛnt'] the descendants of one individual.

Synonyms

  • side
  • lineage
  • blood line
  • ancestry
  • blood
  • bloodline
  • kinfolk
  • stemma
  • origin
  • pedigree
  • family
  • family tree
  • line of descent
  • family line
  • kinsfolk
  • genealogy
  • parentage
  • folk
  • sept
  • line
  • phratry

Antonyms

  • bottom
  • crossbred
  • purebred
  • ending

6. descent

noun. ['dɪˈsɛnt'] the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.

Synonyms

  • family relationship
  • line of descent
  • bilateral descent
  • kinship
  • unilateral descent
  • lineage
  • filiation

Antonyms

  • curve
  • straight line
  • uncover
  • nonconformity
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