The process or problem of worsening or degenerating.
Linguistics the method wherein this is of a word becomes negative or less elevated over a period of time, as silly, which formerly suggested "deserving sympathy, helpless or simple,” has come to indicate "showing too little sense, frivolous.”
The work or means of becoming worse; worsening or degeneration
The process wherein a word acquires a far more bad definition eventually
Deterioration; a becoming more serious: specifically utilized in Scots law.
Depreciation; a lowering or deterioration of feeling in short.