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demean1

de·mean1

demean1

 
 
pronunciation:
dih min
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: demeaned, demeaning, demeans
definition: to lower in esteem, stature, or dignity; degrade.
He felt that physical labor demeaned him.
synonyms:
debase, degrade, disparage, lower
antonyms:
dignify, ennoble
similar words:
abase, belittle, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, devalue, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, mortify, put down, reduce
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