Definition of Downgrading:

  1. A downward gradient on a railway or road.

  2. Reduction in extent, position, quality, rating, status, or value. Usually seen as a negative, it can have positive connotations also such as in downgrading of a risk.

  3. An instance of reducing someone or somethings rank, status, or level of importance.

  4. Reduce to a lower grade, rank, or level of importance.

Synonyms of Downgrading

Demote, Lower, Lower in status, Lower in rank, Reduce in rank, Reduce in importance

How to use Downgrading in a sentence?

  1. Downgrades by debt-rating agencies outnumber upgrades by five to one.
  2. A steep downgrade for which he had to put the car in second.
  3. Some jobs had gradually been downgraded from skilled to semi-skilled.

Meaning of Downgrading & Downgrading Definition