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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.
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(dɪˈgreɪ dɪd)

reduced in quality or value; debased; vulgarized.
de•grad′ed•ly, adv.
de•grad′ed•ness, n.
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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"
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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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