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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.
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demeaning

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

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

demeaning

[dɪˈmiːnɪŋ] ADJdegradante
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demeaning

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

adjerniedrigend
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demeaning

[dɪˈmiːnɪŋ] adjdegradante
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