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
References in classic literature ?
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.
It is not worth your demeaning yourself to touch it.
I call it demeaning a man's business to trade with such people; and from this time forth, if they want a sausage or an ounce of liver, they shall run after the cart for it
The shadow home secretary said she did not find Mr Gove's remarks funny, and told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show making light of harassment was undermining and demeaning for women and Parliament.
They are just demeaning our image and that's why as a mark of protest, the party did not attend the opposition meeting," Malik added.
At a boisterous campaign rally in West Virginia (inset) the president slammed the investigation as a "fake story that is demeaning to all of us and most of all demeaning to our country and demeaning to our constitution".
What is demeaning in Congress, Tiangco said, is the absenteeism of representatives which caused a lack of quorum that derailed the passage of pertinent bills.
Farkhanda Wasim Afzal has awarded penalty to a senior officer of Livestock Department, Government of the Punjab, for his demeaning, objectionable and unacceptable behavior towards a female officer.
In my view, discrimination is wrong when it is demeaning.
Summary: MP Strida Geagea has filed a suit against unnamed persons who allegedly made threatening phone calls and sent letters demeaning Geagea and threatening her life, her office announced Friday.
Demeaning Dr Morgan But he warned the current system of law-making in Wales was 'flawed and demeaning' and called for the implementation of part four of the Government of Wales Act 2006.
Summary: Rabat - Moroccan NGO "the League of Sahrawi human rights defenders" slammed, on Thursday, forced marriages in the Tindouf camps and urged the international community to end this demeaning practice.