degrading


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de·grad·ing

 (dĭ-grā′dĭng)
adj.
Tending or intended to degrade: "There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood" (W. Somerset Maugham).

de·grad′ing·ly adv.

degrading

(dɪˈɡreɪdɪŋ)
adj
causing humiliation; debasing
deˈgradingly adv
deˈgradingness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.degrading - harmful to the mind or morals; "corrupt judges and their corrupting influence"; "the vicious and degrading cult of violence"
noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
2.degrading - used of conduct; characterized by dishonor
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"

degrading

Translations
مُذِل، مُخْزٍ
ponižující
fornedrende
lealázó
lítillækkandi, smánandi
potupný
aşağılayıcıküçük düşürücü

degrading

[dɪˈgreɪdɪŋ] ADJdegradante

degrading

[dɪˈgreɪdɪŋ] adj [treatment, experience] → dégradant(e)

degrading

adjerniedrigend

degrading

[dɪˈgreɪdɪŋ] adjdegradante, umiliante

degrade

(diˈgreid) verb
to disgrace or make contemptible. He felt degraded by having to ask for money.
deˈgrading adjective
tending to make lower in rank etc or to disgrace. a degrading occupation.
References in classic literature ?
A BROOMSTICK which had long served a witch as a steed complained of the nature of its employment, which it thought degrading.
leave your child, or keep up this degrading position?
That sense of a dungeon, that sense of a horrible and degrading misfortune overtaking a creature fair to see and safe to trust, attaches only to ships moored in the docks of great European ports.
And Miss Monflathers, the audacious creature who presumed, even in the dimmest and remotest distance of her imagination, to conjure up the degrading picture, 'I am a'most inclined,' said Mrs Jarley, bursting with the fulness of her anger and the weakness of her means of revenge, 'to turn atheist when I think of it
Certain machinery in the body of the nun on the leads over the door was cleaned up and put in motion, so that the figure shook its head paralytically all day long, to the great admiration of a drunken, but very Protestant, barber over the way, who looked upon the said paralytic motion as typical of the degrading effect wrought upon the human mind by the ceremonies of the Romish Church and discoursed upon that theme with great eloquence and morality.
In truth it was humble--but then it was sheltered, and I wanted a safe asylum: it was plodding--but then, compared with that of a governess in a rich house, it was independent; and the fear of servitude with strangers entered my soul like iron: it was not ignoble--not unworthy--not mentally degrading, I made my decision.
Upon the other hand, there are a great many people who, having no private property of their own, and being always on the brink of sheer starvation, are compelled to do the work of beasts of burden, to do work that is quite uncongenial to them, and to which they are forced by the peremptory, unreasonable, degrading Tyranny of want.
Misery and poverty are so absolutely degrading, and exercise such a paralysing effect over the nature of men, that no class is ever really conscious of its own suffering.
I must say that it was high time, for all authority is quite degrading.
There is nothing necessarily dignified about manual labour at all, and most of it is absolutely degrading.
It is a very degrading position for any body of educated men to be placed in, and I have no doubt that most of them feel it acutely.
There are still many hours of programming on the air that are degrading, exploitative and deeply offensive to the values shared by most Americans," self-appointed virtue czar Bill Bennett and U.