Self-degradation

Related to Self-degradation: self-aggrandizement, self-perpetuating

Self`-deg`ra`da´tion


n.1.The act of degrading one's self, or the state of being so degraded.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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and Japanese media have special reports on this as if they were waiting for this to happen," read a Dong-a Ilbo headline, while an editorial in the same paper wondered why foreigners were "so readily prone to pick on our shortcomings" and asked, "Hasn't our overindulgence in humbleness brought about our self-degradation?"
We tend to subject ourselves to masochistic self-degradation as we let our insufficiencies and drawbacks-both real and perceived-ravage the remains of our ego.
Young people who suffer from low self-esteem, or self-degradation, may use self-harm to express anger toward themselves.
The control had the lowest MB self-degradation under UV light.
In (1), the first term represents p53i synthesis; the second one, catalytic degradation of Mdm2; and the third one, phosphorylation; the fourth to the last one describe self-degradation, dephosphorylation, and acetylation, respectively.
His desire to move to the West traps him and those close to him in horrific acts of self-degradation to please the authorities who have the power to grant this wish.
What an appalling contribution this is to the sexualisation of our children, to the self-degradation of women and to all the social ills that flow from it-like teenage pregnancy.
He deplored, in a text not included here, Heine's baptism as a self-degradation, harmful to public morals.
In facilities where smoking was permitted, patients oft en identified that they suffered from low self-esteem and feelings of self-degradation when their supply of cigarettes was gone and they were forced to steal, smoke cigarettes from the ground, or beg from other patients (Lawn & Pols, 2003).
But I quickly realised that my colleagues' ad hominem responses were typical of a strand of contemporary nursing and were symptomatic of four conditions: a trend of avoiding reasoned debate on issues in politics and media in our society; the inadequacies of nursing education; a profession that is too often mired in oppressive group behavior, in which self-degradation prevails; and the emphasis on "self" in nursing.
But to those of us not asked to make a sacrifice in blood or treasure for this war, those of us whose duty has been limited to getting on with our lives and standing by while our constitutional rights drain away and our legislative branch continues its self-degradation, this war reverberates only as an echo of something awful happening some place far away.