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de·mean 1

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

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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Adv.1.demeaningly - in a humiliating manner; "the painting was reproduced humiliatingly small"
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