Used to describe the absense of intelligence, class, sophistication, logic, creativity, compassion, sympathy, literacy, and civic duty. Also used to describe an abundance of violence, misdirected hatred, mental retardation, drunken offspring, inbreeding, political misconduct, and spinning the media to make sure it looks like your not as bad a screw up.
George W. Bush, Condoleeza Rice
1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
2. To slope, extend, or incline downward.
3. To come from an ancestor or ancestry.
4. To come down from a source; derive.
5. To pass by inheritance.
6. To lower oneself.
7. To proceed or progress downward, as in rank, pitch, or scale.
8. To arrive or attack in a sudden or an overwhelming manner.
1. I descended down the spiral staircase.
2. “A rough path descended like a steep stair into the plain” (J.R.R. Tolkien).
3.He was descended from a pioneer family.
4.A tradition descending from colonial days.
5.The house has descended through four generations.
6.“She, the conqueror, had descended to the level of the conquered” (James Bryce).
7.Titles listed in descending order of importance; notes that descended to the lower register.
8.Summer tourists descending on the seashore village.