deterior

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From some obsolete adjective dēter, from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dēterior (neuter dēterius); third declension

  1. worse

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, comparative variant

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative dēterior dēterius dēteriōrēs dēteriōra
genitive dēteriōris dēteriōrum
dative dēteriōrī dēteriōribus
accusative dēteriōrem dēterius dēteriōrēs dēteriōra
ablative dēteriōre dēteriōribus
vocative dēterior dēterius dēteriōrēs dēteriōra

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References[edit]

  • deterior in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • deterior in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • deterior” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to find one's circumstances altered for the better (the worse): meliore (deteriore) condicione esse, uti
  • deteriorate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911