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  • v. Present participle of demean.
  • adj. degrading; that degrades

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Demeanor; behavior.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing awareness of your shortcomings


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  • My adjectival use: 'He found that working for the police in public was a demeaning experience.'

    August 22, 2011