Verb(1) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
(1) Litter-strewn streets, graffiti and derelict buildings demean residents' quality of life and devalue the visitor experience.(2) Women were humiliated and brutalised as part of a campaign to demean their ethnicity.(3) We demean the concept of safety and undermine the teaching profession when responsibility is only advocated in one direction.(4) While comparing products, they were not allowed to degrade or demean the merchandise offered by competitors.(5) There are ways and means of showing respect without such references, which only demean the person who makes use of the term.(6) But when they demean a work of beauty and dignity that has shaped English history and literature as no other book, they invite retribution.(7) good potential MPs would not demean themselves by setting out to acquire popularity(8) Too many people, though - many of them female - still seem to think that a woman demeans herself when she wears a revealing dress.(9) She says ambitious celebrities who appear topless or in bikinis in steamy photo shoots are ├ö├ç├┐disgusting├ö├ç├û and are demeaning themselves .(10) But you abused, debased and threatened that woman, threatening her and demeaning her.(11) The main problem is that well educated journalists who want to be thought of as professionals continually demean themselves by accepting these positions at these rates of pay.(12) But there are things that it's been criticised for unfairly, and worse - reactions from audiences and critics that demean themselves and our culture.(13) You only have to watch reality shows where seemingly intelligent women demean themselves into begging for the nod of Bachelor Joe to realize something has gone seriously wrong.(14) He grinned demeaningly at her, slowly coming closer.(15) Don't think I am demeaning his achievement by saying it comes from not getting bored.(16) I wish he would stop demeaning the provincial system in his writings.
1. debase ::
2. lower ::
3. degrade ::
4. discredit ::
5. devalue ::
6. cheapen ::
7. abase ::
8. humble ::
9. humiliate ::
10. disgrace ::
11. dishonor ::
Different Formsdemean, demeaned, demeaning, demeanor, demeans
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