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withering, atrophy
n. any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
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withering, devastating, annihilating, annihilative
adj. wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"
withering, devastating, annihilating
adj. making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
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retrogression, degeneration
n. passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
mortifying, humiliating, humbling, demeaning
adj. causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game"
fateful, fatal, disastrous, calamitous, black
adj. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"
harmful
adj. causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
cataclysmal, cataclysmic
adj. severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
ruinous, catastrophic
adj. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
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ruinous, blasting
adj. causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin; "the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit"; "the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces"; "a ruinous war"
corrosive
adj. spitefully sarcastic; "corrosive cristism"
devastating, crushing
adj. physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing"
soul-destroying
adj. destructive to the spirit or soul; "soul-destroying labor"
negative, damaging
adj. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"
erosive
adj. wearing away by friction; "the erosive effects of waves on the shoreline"
obscurant, obliterating
adj. making undecipherable or imperceptible: "obliterating mists"; "an obscurant bank of clouds"
ravaging
adj. ruinously destructive and wasting; "a ravaging illness"
wasteful
adj. laying waste; "when wasteful war shall statues overturn"- Shakespeare
scornful, insulting, disdainful, contemptuous
adj. expressing extreme contempt
contumelious
adj. arrogantly insolent
gibelike, taunting, mocking, jeering, derisive
adj. abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
undutiful, impious
adj. lacking due respect or dutifulness; "impious toward one's parents"; "an undutiful son"
snotty-nosed, flip, insolent, impudent
adj. marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"
undeferential
adj. not showing courteous respect
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constructive
adj. emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good; "constructive criticism"
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