demeaning


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de·mean 1

 (dĭ-mēn′)
tr.v. de·meaned, de·mean·ing, de·means
To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: demeaned themselves well in class.

[Middle English demeinen, to govern, from Old French demener : de-, de- + mener, to conduct (from Latin mināre, to drive (animals), from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats; see men- in Indo-European roots).]

de·mean 2

 (dĭ-mēn′)
tr.v. de·meaned, de·mean·ing, de·means
To lower in status or character; degrade or humble: professionals who feel demeaned by unskilled work. See Synonyms at debase.

[de- + mean.]

de·mean′ing·ly adv.

demeaning

(dɪˈmiːnɪŋ)
adj
intended to lower a person's dignity, status, or character
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.demeaning - causing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game"
undignified - lacking dignity

demeaning

adjective humiliating, degrading, disgraceful, shameful, unworthy, debasing, undignified, contemptible, cheapening, dishonourable, infra dig (informal) She was given the most demeaning chores to do.
Translations

demeaning

[dɪˈmiːnɪŋ] ADJdegradante

demeaning

[dɪˈmiːnɪŋ] adj (= degrading) [treatment, comment] → dégradant(e)

demeaning

adjerniedrigend

demeaning

[dɪˈmiːnɪŋ] adjdegradante
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It is not worth your demeaning yourself to touch it.
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To be sure, one can't help pitying the poor young man, and yet he doth not deserve much pity neither, for demeaning himself with such kind of trumpery.
And if you'd please not to say as I've been to speak to you, for my son 'ud be very angry with me for demeaning myself, I know he would, and I've trouble enough without being scolded by my children.
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In my view, discrimination is wrong when it is demeaning.
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