compromising


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com·pro·mise

 (kŏm′prə-mīz′)
n.
1.
a. A settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions.
b. The result of such a settlement.
2. Something that combines qualities or elements of different things: The incongruous design is a compromise between high tech and early American.
3. A weakening or reduction of one's principles or standards: a compromise of morality.
4. Impairment, as by disease or injury: physiological compromise.
v. com·pro·mised, com·pro·mis·ing, com·pro·mis·es
v.intr.
1. To arrive at a settlement by making concessions.
2. To reduce the quality, value, or degree of something, such as one's ideals.
v.tr.
1.
a. To expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute: a secret mission that was compromised and had to be abandoned.
b. To reduce in quality, value, or degree; weaken or lower: Don't compromise your standards.
2. To impair, as by disease or injury: an immune system that was compromised by a virus.
3. To settle by mutual concessions: a dispute that was compromised.

[Middle English compromis, from Old French, from Latin comprōmissum, mutual promise, from neuter past participle of comprōmittere, to promise mutually : com-, com- + prōmittere, to promise; see promise.]

com′pro·mis′er n.

compromising

(ˈkɒmprəmaɪzɪŋ)
adj
damaging to a person's reputation
ˈcomproˌmisingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.compromising - making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"
uncompromising, inflexible, sturdy - not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
2.compromising - vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion; "she found herself in a compromising situation"
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
Translations

compromising

[ˈkɒmprəmaɪzɪŋ] ADJ [situation] → comprometedor; [mind, spirit] → acomodaticio

compromising

[ˈkɒmprəmaɪzɪŋ] adj [picture, information, situation] → compromettant(e)

compromising

compromising

[ˈkɒmprəmaɪzɪŋ] adjcompromettente
References in classic literature ?
There is nothing compromising in the name of a town.
Because his majesty gives way sometimes to jest very compromising for his servants; and jesting, my lord, is a weapon that seriously wounds men of the sword, as we are.
He could do nothing with them, and they were rather compromising.
It may be that Larsan, who, since his three attempts, has had everything in training to cast suspicion on Monsieur Darzac, had fixed on just those occasions for a meeting with Monsieur Darzac at a spot most compromising.
They were extremely compromising, which explains his distress at the time when we spoke to him about them.
Whether in politics or other parts of life, compromising is hard, and it involves a level of self-sacrifice.
Compromising is a pervasive phenomenon, and it is certainly a key question in democratic politics.
The problem is, as can be seen, that there is no majority agreement about who should do the compromising.
By compromising, Democrats let Schwarzenegger hype himself as a champion of both the environment and the working class.
Most of us spend most of our lives compromising - between the perfectly reasonable desire to go out and get drunk rather than waste time working, and the recognition that to do so might have adverse long-term effects; or between the perfectly reasonable desire to get all available funds together and stick them to win on the certainty of our choice and the recognition that if he's to be ridden by Yutaka Take when a leading member of the opposition is to benefit from the assistance of Michael Joseph Kinane, then he may not be quite the certainty we originally decided.