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1. Reduced in rank, dignity, or esteem.
2. Having been corrupted or depraved.
3. Having been reduced in quality or value.

de·grad′ed·ly adv.
de·grad′ed·ness n.


(dɪˈgreɪ dɪd)

reduced in quality or value; debased; vulgarized.
de•grad′ed•ly, adv.
de•grad′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.degraded - unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
2.degraded - lowered in value; "the dollar is low"; "a debased currency"
low - less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"


1. humiliated, embarrassed, shamed, mortified, debased, discomfited, abased I felt cheap and degraded by his actions.
2. corrupt, low, base, abandoned, vicious, vile, sordid, decadent, despicable, depraved, debased, profligate, disreputable, debauched, dissolute, scungy (Austral. & N.Z.) morally degraded individuals
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This didactic impetus, however, simultaneously and inevitably relies on the assertion or assumption of the bearer's degradedness in that it legitimizes itself as a result of his or her alleged im-purity, dis-ingenuousness, his or her regress--the very state that occasions the wearing of the white ribbon in the first place.