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What is another word for undermining?

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Noun
The act or process by which something is being weakened or eroded
“The greatest threat of all is the undermining of our Constitution.”
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The act or process by which something is being destroyed
“What we have here is the ultimate questioning of human values, the ultimate undermining of the authority of social and aesthetic conventions of respectability.”
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Subversiveness, or an act of, or attempt at, subversion
“One of the constant problems faced by the leaders was the constant undermining of their authority and legitimacy.”
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An undermining of the rights of others
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The act or an instance of attempting to weaken or overthrow a government or an institution
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Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process
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Vitiation or marring
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An act of removing the enthusiasm or courage of
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A reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something
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Physical, mental, or structural deterioration
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Seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution
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Causing, or likely to cause, harm or injury
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Negative and unhelpful
Verb
Present participle for to impede the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously
“Mistakes or excessive collateral damage can undermine its potential effectiveness.”
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Present participle for to cause damage to
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“Compromise of this principle of consensus will undermine the integrity of the process and lead to loss of commitment.”
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Present participle for to dig or excavate beneath (a building or fortification) so as to make it collapse
“The demolition engineers did eventually undermine two of the tower's six sides.”
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Present participle for to erode the base or foundation of
“They are installed so that the ground water does not undermine the surface of the road.”
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Present participle for to cause the downfall or ruin of
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Present participle for to decrease in strength or intensity
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Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
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Present participle for to decrease the value, character, or quality of
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Present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
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Present participle for to diminish or take credit from
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Present participle for to expose to danger or the risk of loss
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Present participle for to counter, or to show or declare to be untrue
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Present participle for to contradict a statement, theory or assumption
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Present participle for to put an end to, especially formally
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Present participle for to dismiss idly with contempt or derision
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Present participle for deteriorate, fail
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Present participle for to gradually exhaust or drain away
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Present participle for to undermine, especially someone's mood, ideas or feelings
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Present participle for to use up the supply or resources of
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Present participle for to bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
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Present participle for to outdo or surpass
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