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What is the opposite of improvement?

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Noun
Opposite of an example of improving or being improved
“The regression in his form began once he lost his dedication to training.”
Noun
Opposite of a return, or process of returning, to a former desired state, usually in terms of health
“The deterioration of his eyesight has necessitated the use of reading glasses.”
Noun
Opposite of the revitalization or revival of something
Noun
Opposite of an improvement, or the act of improving, in quality or standard
Noun
(of businesses or enterprises) Opposite of an increase in market share and reach
“The decline of the company was rapid after several competitors began to encroach on its market share.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of modification
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of increasing or expanding in amount, value or size
“The researchers think this lessening of friction may occur among the grains in granular flows, such as snow cascading down a mountainside.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of correcting something
Noun
Opposite of a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable position
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of innovating
“One of their characteristics was the attempted imitation of occidental lifestyle.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of repairing something
“He hoped the relevant departments would adopt effective measures to stop the damage of relics.”
Noun
Opposite of an improvement or advantage
“The knee injury was a real setback for him as an athlete.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of restoring something, such as a building, that is in urgent need of repair
“The car has been subject to such abject neglect that it is beyond repair.”
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