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demerit

de·mer·it

demerit

 
pronunciation:
dih me riht
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mark made on a person's record because of some fault, misconduct, offense, or failure, often leading to punishment or a loss of privileges.
antonyms:
honor
definition 2: a blameworthy or punishable quality or characteristic.
antonyms:
merit
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